What are your most important keys to success?
There are two that come immediately to mind:
1. Take a deep breath and approach it ONE-STEP-AT-A-TIME.
2. Commit to the process. It won’t be easy but it’ll be worth it.
So what do I mean by the “process?”
I assume you brush your teeth every day, yes? Or do you do it occasionally, whenever you might think about it – maybe once a week or once every couple of weeks?
If you took a “whenever I occasionally think about it” approach to your teeth, you’d soon be discussing dentures with your dentist…OR trying to figure out a way to explain to your kids why you have those black holes in your teeth!
We brush daily because it’s a habit we’ve engrained over time, AND MOST importantly because it’s the only way to truly care for our teeth and be relatively sure we get to keep them throughout our entire life.
Hip mobility training is the same way.
You won’t need hours a day or even AN hour a day, but you WILL need to devote at least 10 minutes a day, EVERY DAY, to improving passive flexibility, hip motor control, and joint range of motion.
Not to mention soft tissue health, which for you MIGHT be a big priority.
What other keys to success are there?
- Prior to jumping into the training, take the time to read and learn about the overall process, from assessment to training, in this program.
- Take the time to assess your own level of passive hip flexibility and hip joint range of motion, BEFORE embarking on training mobility.
- Have an open mind, and be willing to learn about some important training methods that are likely to be completely new to you.
- Simplify every step in your own mind. While some of the terms may sound complex, the actual process IS simple.
- Commit to this process. Sustainable, long-lasting changes to muscle and connective tissue don’t happen overnight.
- Be patient and persistent. So much of your learning will be achieved through your own practice and discovery…
Onward we go!