Morning Mobility Routine with ‘CARs’
Coach Nick Harbert takes us through a great way to start the day off right.
How do you feel when you get out of bed? Maybe a little stiff and even a little sore. Maybe you had a tough workout the day before or maybe you just slept in a funny position? Let’s work to remove that lingering feeling…
There are many morning mobility practices available, this is one we would like to share with you. What is the benefit of doing CARs (controlled articular rotation) as part of your morning routine? CARs will help remove stiffness within the joints, hydrate and get new blood and oxygen to soft tissue, such as cartilage, tendons, and ligaments, that rely on movement for their blood supply. This can also act as an anti-inflammatory without the side effects of having to pop a few ibuprofen throughout the day.
I’m sure you’ve heard the term “use it or lose it” and it has never been truer than when it comes to how your body moves. Doing this routine will help you maintain and have better control of your current joint ranges of motion and make sure you’re not “losing it”.
Try this out for a week and see for yourself why so many athletes have made routines like this part of their morning routine.