Stick Mobility is a system that uses a stick, and Sherrington’s Law of Irradiation, to access greater ranges of motion and enhance neuromuscular awareness. Sherrington’s Law of Irradiation says when a muscle contracts with enough force, it can recruit nearby muscles to do work as well. This simultaneous contraction of multiple muscles at once in a movement chain can amplify your total strength levels for a given lift.
One of the best examples of this – The Turkish Get Up. If you crush the grip as hard as you can on the bell, you can create a more stable platform at the shoulder joint giving you more control over the weight. Lighten your grip, and it seems like the load gets heavier and the shoulder less stable.
This is what makes Stick Mobility so effective. It is essentially a total body pedal to the floor board “positional plank” that allows you to lay down a much stronger movement foundation in a 3D plane. Since we are supposed to support ourselves over own base of support as we move, this is a pretty good thing.
This is also a great way to prime the pump for other lifts as well. You can clean up plank based movements (pushups, suspension trainer rows, etc) quite a bit with the right Stick Mobility move prior to performing the exercise.
Stick Mobility is intended to help users increase their fitness, strength, mobility, muscle activation, movement and range of motion. It can also lead to faster rehabilitation due to injury. The stick is used in conjunction with classes and exercises that utilise the flexibility and strength of the rod to propel your body into peak fitness.
James is experienced in using Stick Mobility so if you have any questions then please get in touch.