Mobility, Stability & Motor Control
In that order…..
Can you drive if the brakes are on?
Can you drive up-hill if the engine is weak?
Can you drive a car if the engine won’t turn on?
No, no, and no. Not well, at least. If you aren’t moving well – you are violating principle #3.
Not so simply put, the performance of your movement is earned through adequate movement that is practiced consistently and in various directions while in ranges that are ideal and under appropriate load with control.
What does that mean for you? Well, if your hips and shoulders won’t move to full range than get them there. If your stability without weight is poor, correct it before you load it. And if your coordination, balance and accuracy are poor, improve it before you challenge someone who has mastered it. It doesn’t mean you can’t participate, but don’t be surprised if you get hurt, miss the mark, or lose because you didn’t address the weaknesses you have.
The least amount of weaknesses you have, the more energy potential reserves for your strengths and skills.
ACTION STEP: Mobilize joints and muscles to gain lost movement patterns, stabilize and control these movement patterns, IMPROVE your PERFORMANCE.