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    • #71346
      AvatarKurtis Rempel Rempel
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      Hi everybody!

      If my thread is not in the right subforum or it’s a too basic question that doesn’t belong here, then pls delete it.

      I just registered to the site, so pretty much newbie here. Especially in mobility. I wasn’t sure if I should ask or just start it somewhere this called mobility “thing”. My mother tongue is not the english, so feel free to correct me if I write something incorrectly.

      As you can see, my question is pretty simple and obvious, but dont know the exact answer, yet. The main problem is, that I was/am pretty stiff (dont know which is the exact term for this phenomenon, maybe tightness) in my motions, so my range of motions is pretty limited. I neved could touch my toes (I still need approximately 15-20 cm to get there), but thats only one thing. I think you get the point, too much sitting at the computer, too little stretching in my entire life (I am 27 now, played soccer until I was 22, but had everytime problems with mobility), too little seriousness in this topic.

      I’ve never had some big injury or something serious from this point of view – maybe I just had luck my entire life – but thats not an insurance that I wont have in my next years. And that’s the reason why I’m now so serious about that. Like my question in the title says: dont know where to start. I just started to read Kelly’s book and subscribed to this site. But I’m still confused, there is so much value in this videos and articles, and dont know which has more priorities and which has less – for a beginner of course. I’m reading the book, but the process of the interpretation is pretty slow, because for me there is still many new things in the (english) terminology of mobility (I have to translate all the tiles of the body from english in my mother tongue lol). I dont want to find a shortcut or something like that, i know that this will be a long process, and it needs time.

      I would appreciate if you guys/girls would help me through this big jungle of mobility. For me its a big help if you could say just the right direction where should I go, with which should I start. If I get the right direction, i’ll make the job which is needed – that doesn’t mean that i wont have more questions. Moreover, I will have much more questions after that. 🙂

      Should I start with the book only? Should I start with the videos? Should I start with my weaknesses? Should I just start making random mobility exercises day by day? Oh no. I think you unterstand me why am I so confused.

      If you have something good advice for me, just write it down. It will help me a lot.

    • #75979
      AvatarAnonymous

      Hey Tomas–
      A great way to start is to go back to Episode 1
      The First of Many Beat Downs | 10-Minute Squat Test | Mobility Project Episode 1
      This way you are introduced to concepts, equipment, etc. as they were introduced to the MWOD.
      You’ll learn about things in the order it was incorporated and not be missing knowledge on something because you didn’t see the episode where it was introduced.
      Yes, there is a lot, however, start chipping away at it.
      The webinars are an excellent place to building background and knowledge in a specific area.

    • #75986
      AvatarGeorge McLaney

      Well said, Kaitlin. 

      Tomas, I also suggest going after hot spots/trouble areas. You wrote that you’ve been relatively injury free, which is great, but all of us have certain restrictions that we should address first. As well as pre-ordering version 2 of Becoming a Supple Leopard and checking out the standards in Ready to Run, do you notice a loss of force production at the hip or shoulder? Or do you have any persistent pain or soreness issues somewhere? Then start there. 
      Also, K Star is adamant that we have to address the spine before anything else. There are half a million spinal surgeries in the US each year, and 80 percent or more of us will deal with back issues at some point in our life. If you can’t achieve and maintain s braced neutral spine while sitting, standing and moving you’re not only going to do damage to your back, but also compromise power output through the primary engines of the hips and shoulders. So in addition to going after your trouble spots, start going after both positioning (a stable trunk) and then go to the hips and shoulders. 
      I hope this helps. 
      PW
    • #75996
      AvatarKurtis Rempel Rempel
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      Oh, sry for answering just now, been on vacation for a couple of days.

      Thank you for your answers, and your comments. It will help me a lot. I know that it’s hard to say which “route” is the right, we all have different “issues”. Everytime when we see something new, we want it learn as fast as we can. That was my first thought too when i met mobility in the last weeks. But most of the time this approach is counterproductive, especially in this subject. So i think now that its necessary to learn it perfectly from the first second what am i doing. And for that it’s a must that i understand everything what i read and watch.


      > Starting from the basics, – videos and book – to get the right and appropriate knowledge.

      Btw, are there many differences in the 1st and 2nd edition of the book? So, the question is, it’s better to “learn” from the 2nd edition, or it’s still ok to read the 1st edition? If you suggest me to buy the 2nd, its not of a big deal, just want to know if there are now many differences in the “approach”.

      Dont know if it’s good, but i would like to make some photos or videos – or measuring FMS – about my actual state, and maybe you could help me to identify exactly the trouble spots. If you say the forum is not the right place for this, i wont do it. 🙂

      But first and foremost, i will address the spine – i’m sure that this is the spot with the most trouble – and will see what can and must be done to have the right position.

      I thank you once more, and I hope i can be a  useful member of this community. 🙂

      Tomas

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