You’ll learn the basics of biomechanics and physiology of mobility training.
You’ll know the difference between flexibility and mobility the limiting factors of both and how you can improve them.
You’ll be able to understand if programming mobility or flexibility work is necessary and how and what to programme.
Want to learn more about mobility and be able to help improve the mobility of your clients?
Dean Somerset breaks down the science and practical application of mobility training.
Scientific Applications of Mobility Training
Biomechanics and Physiology of Mobility Training
- Understand fundamental elements of biomechanics and how they relate to training in the gym
- Define elements such as work, power, torque, lever length, force
Flexibility vs Mobility: Similarities, Differences, and What Each Mean To Training
- Defining the two concepts and how they apply to training for mobility
- How to train to improve both and when to focus on one more than the other
- Alignment, contraption, and their effects on both flexibility and mobility
Assessing: Determining How Each Specific Limitation Influences Mobility
- Determining structural limits to flexibility
- Determining motor pattern dysfunctions in achieving active and passive ranges of motion when sufficient passive ranges exist
- Determining the best course of action to see mobility improvements in the context of the individuals specific limitations
Program Design Characteristics for Improving Mobility, When Necessary
- The difference between static and active stretching, as well as when to include each
- How and when to include mobility training in your workouts
Specific Modalities of Mobility Training
- Static stretching and PNF style stretching
- High tension strategies and how proximal stabilisation affects distal mobility
- Foam Rolling and self-myofascial release work
Troubleshooting Mobility Limitations
- Specific examples of what to look at with respect to mobility. Focused on limited abduction
About Dean Somerset
Dean is a Personal Trainer whose ethos is simple. Everyone deserves to feel what it’s like to push their limits safely and effectively. Dean’s Mobility- and Injury-based PTC courses ensure you’re helping clients progress without the risk.
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