Since the beginning of this year, I have gotten a series of passive Fascial Stretch Therapy sessions from Pippa Frame. These biweekly sessions have greatly helped to increase my shoulder and hip mobility. Every session has resulted in noticeable improvements in my functional ability. I highly, highly recommend FST and specifically Pippa to anyone who has long-standing joint mobility issues.
Aside from my daily limbering routine, I devote one of my three weekly structured training sessions primarily to hip and squat mobility. In this routine I use the some of the principles and movements taught by Kit Laughlin's Master the Full Squat video series available for only $10 on Vimeo.
I highly recommend this tutorial to anyone who wants to improve hip mobility. The instructions are especially valuable to adults who are developing flexibility in ranges they may not have enjoyed since childhood. Kit and crew have insights on this path not to be found elsewhere because they themselves only started developing their mobility and flexibility as adults.
I do my calisthenics routines on Mondays and Fridays, and I perform my dedicated hip mobility/stretch therapy routine on Wednesdays, after doing my shoulder mobility and handstand preparatory routine (which I will present in my next post).
- Ankle/calf stretches
- Sumo squat limbering
- Full squat limbering
- Lunge “box the compass” limbering and stretching
- Cossack squat limbering and stretching
- Baby Flop
- Piriformis stretches
- Frog/ adductor stretches
- Diamond stretch