If your athletes are stiff, they are leaking performance. Mobility exercises are an important component of a strength and conditioning program that can be addressed with these three exercises.
In the video clip below Reid Hall, a highly regarded volleyball strength and conditioning coach, demonstrates three mobility exercises that you could easily work in to your warm-up routine for your training sessions.
Coach Reid states, ” Stiff moving athletes are leaking performance. If you want to get closer to your genetic potential then you need to be fluid moving. Performing some high quality mobility exercises in your warm up before practice and workouts can often help save you from long list of potential injuries”
Each of the mobility exercises detailed in the clip below works multiple muscle groups. The fist exercise is called Inch Worm and should be performed for approximately 10-15 yards. The Inch Worm is a simple exercise that most are familiar with and may already utilize. Coach Reid calls his second the Spiderman Lunge + Thoracic Opener and should be performed 5-8x per side. This is a great exercise as its many components provide mutltiple benefits for the athlete. The final multi-functional mobility exercise is the the Quad Stretch-Side Lunge-Overhead Reach which should be completed 6x per side.
Coach Reid has many great training ideas for volleyball players. To see more great training tips and to learn more about how Coach Reid can help improve your players check out his YouTube Channel or visit his site Reids Workouts
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