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Dynamic Mobility exercises boost competitive performance[]

Actions prior to a workout can make big impacts on performance during the session.

Many athletes prepare for a training session by doing routine stretching exercises. Simple stretching helps to improve static (non-moving) flexibility. Stretching may not do such a good job at preparing your body to move quickly and efficiently.

Some recommend a focus on Dynamic Mobility exercises before every workout.

Dynamic Mobility training is for injury prevention and performance improvement.

Mobility exercises during the pre-workout warm-up period prepare the body for the vigorous movements that make up the main part of the workout. Since most sports involve forceful, strenuous activity, these mobility exercises and drills stimulate the nervous system, muscles, tendons and joints in a dynamic manner.


Dynamic Mobility exercises warm you up, stretch you out and keep you moving as you make the transition from resting to high energy activity. You'll feel a sense of warmth and relaxation in your muscles – and perspire lightly by the end of your five- to seven-minute warm-up period.

Dynamic Mobility exercises work on joints from your neck to your toes - and if you're wondering why you should attempt to expand the mobility of your neck and shoulders when the 'prime movers' during your workout are probably your legs, wonder no more.

Your whole body functions as a unit - a 'chain' of interrelated parts. For example, if your shoulders are stiff, you won't have a quick, fluid arm swing when you are running. If you don't have proper arm swing, your legs will slow down and so will your performance.

Mobility training should be carried out before every workout. It has a cumulative effect over an extended period of time. After about four weeks or so, you should notice appreciable gains in your mobility, flexibility and ability to move smoothly during your training sessions. Best of all, you'll also notice an appreciable improvement in your workouts – and your competitive efforts!