Daily Mobility Exercises by Dr. Kelly Starrett Forums General Best mobility exercises for a catcher?

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      My brother is a backcatcher and I would like him to do some mobility work.  He is a big strong guy, but getting him to do some mobility is sometimes tough.  I see that he has back pain, which I am positive is a sign of poor hip mobility.  So 2 questions?

      1. How do you persuade people to do the mobility exercises, when they would rather just bench?
      2. What would the best exercises be? I would guess ankle, and hip would be big since it is a constant squat.
      Also be interested to hear how mobility would translate into a baseball swing?
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      Has anyone looked at his stance when catching?
      One impacting factor could be that he is not in an optimal position when catching.
      You need to relate doing mobility work to improved performance.
      Let him know how improving these areas will allow him to use more of his potential as an athlete.
      I would want to see his position when he is catching first.
      This could show alot.
      If less than optimal position fix the position first.
      If there are restrictions to getting into an optimal position for catching you need to mobilize at the position of restriction.
      What is the cause of the restrictions and go after the place where you will see the biggest improvement in positioning first.

      Improved mobility= taking a hand brake off on your ability to perform at your true potential as an athlete.
      Improved mobility= improved performance

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