Literally… and I can prove it...
Unless you have goals to touch your nose to your toes, you’re WASTING your time. And you are likely doing more harm than good.
You DO NOT need to stretch for Jiu Jitsu, running, lifting, nor any practical skills for that matter.
You don’t need to be able to touch your toes to defend yourself.
You don’t need to do the splits to get up and down from the ground.
You don’t need to do have long muscles to lift and carry someone who is injured.
You don’t need to stretch to do anything practical. However, all of these things DO require mobility.
Not the ability to passively reach ranges of motion, but the ability to reach them with control, and move from them with strength.
That’s why stretching is NOT as important as a mobility practice.
Not to mention the fact that stretching decreases muscles strength by as much as 30% for as long as 30 minutes.
The conventional wisdom says you need to stretch to loosen up your muscles before working out, and that is just flat out WRONG.
Stretching doesn’t loosen up muscles, it only improves your pain tolerance to reach that range of motion.
It doesn’t actually prepare your muscles with the strength it needs to have control in that range of motion. It does the opposite, it WEAKENS your muscles.
And that creates the environment for INJURY.
It may be true that you’re stiff… but stretching is NOT the answer. You just need more mobility.
So now you’re probably wondering, how do I improve my mobility?
First, you need to learn how to move better.
Then, you need to learn how to move more.
In other words, how to improve your movement skills, then how to make this part of your lifestyle.
When you do this right your body will become SUPPLE, and it will stay that way. You won’t need to warm up anymore, because you’ll never get cold. (Although, this level of competence takes true mastery)
You don’t need to get ready, if you stay ready.
What would you do if you mastered your movement?
What would your life would be like if you were pain-free?
How much easier would Jiu Jitsu be if you were physically competent?
If this sounds like something you’d like to have, but also something that feels far away. You’re probably right...
Because you probably don’t even know where to start.
If you’re stuck where you are at, and you’re ready to make a move... and if you need a guide, then I want you to book a call so we can map it out.
And we’ll do that totally for free. Just book an appointment with us, we’ll call you at the time you picked, and we’ll talk with you for about 45 minutes. On the call, we’ll explore 3 things:
1. Where you’re at
2. Where you want to be
3. The best way to get you there
And we’ll introduce some ideas that will radically SIMPLIFY your directions and start getting you where you want to go now.
So if you’re ready to start that journey, click here and book a call to speak with me directly.