LOADED MOBILITY - THE KETTLEBELL WINDMILL

Loaded mobility is adding an external resistance to a movement in order to add stability, feedback and directional guidance to the position trying to be mobilized. Loads used for mobility training should be moderate in nature. Not so light that positional or directional feedback is not experienced, but not so heavy that muscle tension overpowers the intent of the stretch or mobilization.

This video tutorial is of the "Kettlebell Windmill" which uses a load (12kg) overhead to allow for feedback for an uncompensated shoulder position and directional guidance into thoracic rotation while the hip moves into internal rotation and adduction.

closed chain mobility: banded shoulder extension

Closed chain mobility is fixing the distal body segments such as the hands and feet and moving the proximal segments such as the pelvis and scapulae around the fixed extremities. This method of mobility allows for increased awareness of your body's tendency to compensate around limitations, while also building awareness of the musculature that needs to be active in order to better stabilize your position.

This video is a tutorial of "Banded Shoulder Extension", in order to improve mobility and positional awareness as the shoulders are held in extension.

closed chain mobility: band assisted squat

Closed chain mobility is fixing the distal body segments such as the hands and feet and moving the proximal segments such as the pelvis and scapulae around the fixed extremities. This method of mobility allows for increased awareness of your body's tendency to compensate around limitations, while also building awareness of the musculature that needs to be active in order to better stabilize your position.

This video is a tutorial of "The Band Assisted Squat", in order to improve mobility and positional awareness into the bottom of a squat. This movement also helps to differentiate between a stable spinal position versus a mobile spinal position in the squat.

Closed chain mobility: banded hip hinge

Closed chain mobility is fixing the distal body segments such as the hands and feet and moving the proximal segments such as the pelvis and scapulae around the fixed extremities. This method of mobility allows for increased awareness of your body's tendency to compensate around limitations, while also building awareness of the musculature that needs to be active in order to better stabilize your position.

This video is a tutorial of "The Banded Hinge", in order to improve mobility and positional awareness into hip hinge, the foundational positional for deadlifting, as well as kettlebell swinging, cleaning, and snatching.

"the flow get up"

This flow is a combination of the DNS "Czech Get-up" (https://youtu.be/tXplxBb1nZE) and some of the principles I have taken from Tai Chi. It allows for the ability to get up and down from the ground in a continuous, "meditative" fashion. The smoother the movement patterns the longer you can flow without any real feeling of effort.

closed chain mobility: banded overhead power position

Closed chain mobility is fixing the distal body segments such as the hands and feet and moving the proximal segments such as the pelvis and scapulae around the fixed extremities. This method of mobility allows for increased awareness of your body's tendency to compensate around limitations, while also building awareness of the musculature that needs to be active in order to better stabilize your position.

This video is a tutorial of a "Banded Overhead Power Position" mobilization. This technique looks to improve overhead mobility, pelvic and scapular awareness specifically with the push jerk movement.

closed chain mobility: stall bar shoulder extension

Closed chain mobility is fixing the distal body segments such as the hands and feet and moving the proximal segments such as the pelvis and scapulae around the fixed extremities. This method of mobility allows for increased awareness of your body's tendency to compensate around limitations, while also building awareness of the musculature that needs to be active in order to better stabilize your position.

This video is a tutorial for "Stall Bar Shoulder Extension", in order to improve extension of the shoulders while maintaining a stable midline.

closed chain mobility: stall bar overhead hinge

Closed chain mobility is fixing the distal body segments such as the hands and feet and moving the proximal segments such as the pelvis and scapulae around the fixed extremities. This method of mobility allows for increased awareness of your body's tendency to compensate around limitations, while also building awareness of the musculature that needs to be active in order to better stabilize your position.

This video is a tutorial of a "Stall Bar Overhead Hinge Freestyling", in order to improve overhead mobility and your hip hinge simultaneously, while exploring various angles of shoulder, hip and trunk motion.