Dr. Jen Esquer aka DocJenFit - The Benefits of Training for Mobility


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Run two laps then sit on the ground to stretch for 5-10 minutes. If you grew up playing sports this sound like a familiar method of 'warming-up' before practice or a game. Motor units are the connection between the muscular and nervous systems. The motor unit sends the signal that tells muscle fibers to contract; static stretching, holding a muscle in a lengthened position, works by reducing neural activity to the motor units which allows the muscle to relax, not exactly the ideal scenario before a challenging, dynamic exercise session. Mobility exercises are a different form of stretching that increase neural drive to muscle fibers helping them to work more effectively. Mobility exercises can help you warm-up more effectively, or could even provide a stand alone workout on those days you may be feeling a little sore or sluggish.

Dr. Jen Esquer is a physical therapist known as @DocJenFit on Instagram who posts amazing tips on the benefits of mobility and provides numerous workout solutions to help you improve your ability to move so that you can go out and enjoy your favorite activities. On this episode of All About Fitness, Doc Jen shares how she develops the movement solutions that keep you injury-free, in addition, she talks about the benefits of play and why we all need to do something a little bit scary. Get ready for a fun and lively conversation that will change the way you think about bodyweight exercises.

To learn the mobility moves that you should be doing, follow Dr. Jen on Instagram: @DocJenFit or @themobilitymethod or @theoptimalbody

Visit Doc Jen's website HERE

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