Optimize Your Recovery Process with the All-New Recovery & Mobility Class at SLC Strength and Conditioning
Beginning January 7, 2019- Every Tuesday and Friday at 7 pm (50 min)
The Recovery & Mobility class, new to SLC Strength and Conditioning, may be exactly what you need to take your current training to the next level. The SLC staff has collaborated to produce a robust program with emphasis on recovery and mobility movement and techniques, which directly coincides with the evolving strength and conditioning program to promote optimal recovery. The M&R class will incorporate myofascial release, joint mobility, flexibility, stability, balance coordination and specific muscle activation to enhance joint range of motion and control of the muscles surrounding each joint.
Just like any training program, enhancing lasting mobility and flexibility takes time. Neglecting these aspects of recovery can cause prolonged soreness, stiffness and limited range of motion through joints. Regularly participating in this class can attenuate risk of injury and enhance your body’s natural recovery process. You can use this class as an active recovery option, allowing your body to feel fresh for the training days, or it can be used in addition to a strength or conditioning class.
How M&R Will Take Your Training to the Next Level:
- Reduce Soreness
- Muscle Soreness, as a result of damage to muscle fibers, has been shown to decrease range of motion, flexibility, mobility and exercise performance. The M&R class will use myofascial release/ soft tissue work (ie. lacrosse ball or foam roller) on muscles surrounding vulnerable joints to restore oxygenated blood flow to damaged tissues. By pinpointing trigger points and applying the necessary pressure, we can relieve tension on the joint and augment the recovery process of the sore muscle.
- Increase your Mobility
- Accessing complete range of motion in joints is critical for the safe execution and correct performance of exercises. Focused mobility, with the help of external load/equipment, works to enable muscles and joints to work together, allowing you to reach greater ranges of motion and perform better. Overtime, mobility training enables these joints to assume positions without external load or equipment.
- Enhance Coordination Control
- The way in which we use our muscles (recruitment patterns) may be altered due to muscle soreness or the inability to activate specific muscles. When other muscles compensate for inactive muscles, it may lead to pain or injury. It takes connection between the neurological and muscular system to correct inefficiencies that the body may have. The M&R class will teach you to intentionally activate specific muscles which will have an impact on your performance of more technical skills.
- Improve Flexibility
- Our muscles must be able to stretch beyond their resting length in order to correctly and effectively perform certain exercises. Sufficient flexibility allows us to apply greater force over a greater range of motion, improving performance. Depending on the activity being performed, inflexibility, or imbalance of flexibility can lead to injury.
Our Mobility & Recovery class is designed to facilitate recovery, reduce the risk of injury and enhance human performance. With the combination of self-myofascial release, mobility, coordination control and flexibility, we will work to relieve any pain or tension that you may be experiencing and prevent it from occurring in the future. Don’t hesitate and JOIN US EVERY TUESDSAY AND FRIDAY AT 7 PM. We are so excited to properly recover with you!
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