Mel Collie | Athletic Movement
First & foremost, athletic movement is about human movement.
How you move.
I’m often saying to clients in my sessions – its not about achieving the end range of the move, its what you use to get there..Im not impressed that you can do 10 reps in side kick kneeling, for example, if your shoulder is hiked up, your hips aren’t level, your bottom knee is wonky and your toes are curled up.
You are compensating to achieve those reps. You are cheating.
Its not about doing loads of sit ups, leg lifts, rotations, side bends, planks, push ups.
Its what you use to get you there
Its what form you have, from beginning to end.
Its what you use to flex and extend.
Its how you move, not how you look that defines an athlete.
Sound movement practice cannot be achieved with limited flexibility, poor stability and mobility.
Limited ankle mobility means a more mobile knee – which creates instability in a hinge joint that wants stability, if its too mobile because the ankles are lacking mobility, the knee will tell you about it.
Instability in the shoulder and /or wrist can lead to pain in the elbow. Too much texting, overworked flexed muscles in the fingers, tight pec minor, weaker rotator cuffs, tighter elevator scapula, weakened rhomboids. Do you know which is which and whats going on in your system?
Your body is sensitive to input.
Tight & weak muscles change the input, the sensory system has to adapt, creating changes in your kinetic chain, all the way up the system.
This creates pain, fatigue, bad form, dysfunction, stress.
Get assessed, then move on and play the game.
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