Daily Mobility Exercises by Dr. Kelly Starrett Forums General Mobility Before or After?

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      AvatarMelissa Nooney

      I believe I saw K-Star this mentioned somewhere either during either his book or a MWod video but I cant remember. Generally, is mobility work done before or after the workout? I’m assuming ‘Smashing’ isn’t the best thing to be doing before a heavy workout but what about the majority?

      Is it more dependant on the exercise and the goat? for eg. if someone was coming back from a shoulder impingement but was squatting this day – would mobility to open to hips be done before the workout (thinking banded couch etc), with the shoulder mobs done after or its irrelevant?

      More so, is there a difference between when you work on positional exercises (working the hip/shoulder back into the socket) and work on goats?

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      John CarriereJohn Carriere

      I thought he said if you need it do it. For example if I don’t Mob my hips/adductors before squatting my squat sucks and I potentially risk injury. If you need to to make sure you’re lifting in a good position I see no reason why you shouldn’t do it first.

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      Yes, you should mob before and after. (I can’t find the episode, either).

      The main difference is that your pre-workout mobilization should be dynamic.  Save the long static holds and the major smashing for after.  You should always mobilize all of the joints that will be well-used in your workout.  You might have to put a bit of extra time into it if it’s your goat; as Mike points out, if you can only get into a good position after doing the mob, you have to do the mob first for safety.
      If you are doing squats, the hips will be most important pre-workout.  Whether you want to do the shoulder before or after in that case probably wouldn’t matter.  If you have the time to do it before AND after your workout, even better!  Goats need all of the work they can get!
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      AvatarMelissa Nooney

      Thanks Jeanette and Mike, makes sense!

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