What Is Stick Mobility?
Stick Mobility is a revolutionary system designed to help you move better than you ever have and take your performance to the next level. The human body is meant to move well and often. Our goal is to help unlock and strengthen the areas of your body needed to access your full potential. Which will improve your ability to perform aspects of daily activities, occupations and sports.
We aim to improve the three aspects of true mobility - joint range of motion, strength and neuro-motor control. By utilising the flexible Stick, we can work on either of these in isolation, or perform movements that incorporate all three aspects together. The Stick Mobility system can be adapted to suit all activity levels making it an extremely versatile and valuable addition to your training.
Traditionally people would spend some time doing static stretching, and in the short term they might get some flexibility gains, but their improved flexibility is often gone the next day. Rather than chasing short term flexibility, improving overall mobility could be more desirable. What do we mean by that? Flexibility could be considered the total passive range, whereas mobility could be considered the total range that a person can control.
Why do we think the Stick Mobility system gets mobility results?
- The flex in the Stick Mobility sticks results in your body having to switch on and create activation of the muscle to hold you in the lengthened position to prevent the “recoil” of the Stick in the opposite direction. This makes the “stretch” more active, not just a passive end range hold.
- The Sticks can provide a larger base of support, potentially allowing the body to feel safer in the lengthened position so that exercise can be maintained for longer and adaptation may occur.
- Isometric force (push or pull) can be generated safely in different ranges of a movement, often in joint positions that are difficult to strengthen with traditional gym exercises, e.g. outer ranges.
The human bow and arrow is a perfect illustration of the Stick Mobility system. Just holding the Stick off to the side of the body and then side bending gives your body a stretch, but then pulling back on the top of the Stick creates more activation. Hence our Stick Mobility formula: strength + flexibility + control = mobility.
Stick Mobility is “Movement made better”.