Movement Prep Exercises
CORE Stability/Joint Mobility
The "Movement Prep" exercises challenge your core to get strong while challenging your joints to open up with more functional mobility. It is important that you work on improving core and mobility daily so you can move better! Movement Prep corrects improper movement patterns--which will then allow you to perform better in the weight room and on the football field. The Movement Prep is designed as an active or "dynamic" warm-up. Doing them "before" you workout prepares you to move better in your other activities.
"Movement Prep" exercises come from performance training expert
Mark Verstegen's new book on high-performance functional training
called, CORE Performance. Verstegen owns Athletes' Performance—one of the
nation’s top athletic training facilities for U.S. Pro, Olympic, and
CORE Performance is the best book I have read for clearly explaining functional fitness and movement patterns. He also has a DVD with workout sheets and 150 video clip exercise demos available exclusively off his website below. I've personally heard Mark speak twice; he is a great presenter and passionate about both fitness and Wellness.
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Movement Prep Summary (How and why it works)