What’s up everyone! If you’ve read some my past posts over at the website, welcome here! This will serve as a dedicated blog site for Body Performance Fitness.
Today, we’re kicking things off talking about mobility because believe it (or not), how well you move actually can have a direct impact on your fat loss results!
So onto the goods….
Don’t you just love mobility drills and the warmup part of your workouts?!
Weird, I guess it’s just me haha. (Full disclosure = that’s a lie. I look forward to deadlifting more than my warmups, but as “they” say its like eating your veggies)
Here’s why you SHOULD care if your goal is fat loss:
#1. If you have restricted movement, you can have a greater risk of injury as you progress in your fitness (via working out more intensely). You get injured = you miss time training = less calorie burn = fat loss slows/stops or WORSE: you get comfortable not exercising and are miserable for falling out of your once empowering routine.
#2. Restricted movement = reduced range of motion used on exercises (An example of this would be not going as low in a squat) = less muscular work = less calories burned during workouts = likelihood of reduced results from training.
#3. Restricted movement = less weight used in free weight exercises = less muscular work/effort = less calories burned during workouts = likelihood of reduced results from training.
It’s not always clear why flexibility and mobility drills are beneficial for a goal like fat loss – but that’s cool, at one time, people thought the world was flat – and things have turned out okay. Knowledge can be added to (via this blog…sorry, shameless/not-so-shameless plug).
See there is a reason to this mobility madness for all of you who want to get toned and look better J
Consider yourself primed and ready for the first Mobility of the Week installment comin’ so SO SOOOOOO SOON! (Hint= Friday!)