Daily Mobility Exercises by Dr. Kelly Starrett Forums General Mobilisations during rest periods

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      AvatarJamie Irving


      I purely train with bodyweight exercises, rings and kettlebells, both dynamic and isometrics. Most of this training would traditionally be classified as strength and power training, and as such requires higher rest periods (2-3 mins minimum rest). I currently perform dynamic and PNF combo stretching (Paul Zaichik easy flexibility) during this rest period.

      2 questions:
      1. Can i perform these mobilisations during these rest periods in place of the other method
      2. Will these TRS exercise be enough to increase flexibility or end range mobility to enable splits and straddle or will I need to do additional dynamic and PNF stretching to achieve this?


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      Michael AlzheimerMichael Alzheimer

      Hey Jamie!

      1.)You certainly can perform these mobilizations during rest periods in place or in addition to other methods. I’m a big fan of assessing via the test/retest model where you mobilize in the rest period and assess if it improves your positions/mechanics. For example if you are doing pistol squats and in between sets mobilize the ankle see if it helps you better access that shape.

      2.)TRS exercises should get you far in accessing the splits and straddle. You can use the TRS exercises to help open up the adductors and hips. Here are a few mobilizations to help you access those shapes:

      Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 – Splits Machine

      Saturday, March 10th, 2018 – Adductor Prep


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