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Dr. Jen Esquer aka DocJenFit - The Benefits of Training for Mobility

All About Fitness

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Run two laps then sit on the ground to stretch for 5-10 minutes. If you grew up playing sports this sound like a familiar method of 'warming-up' before practice or a game. Motor units are the connection between the muscular and nervous systems. The motor unit sends the signal that tells muscle fibers to contract; static stretching, holding a muscle in a lengthened position, works by reducing neural activity to the motor units which allows the muscle to relax, not exactly the ideal scenario before a challenging, dynamic exercise session. Mobility exercises are a different form of stretching that increase neural drive to muscle fibers helping them to work more effectively. Mobility exercises can help you warm-up more effectively, or could even provide a stand alone workout on those days you may be feeling a little sore or sluggish.  Dr. Jen Esquer is a physical therapist known as @DocJenFit on Instagram who posts amazing tips on the benefits of mobility and provides numerous workout solutions to help you improve your ability to move so that you can go out and enjoy your favorite activities. On this episode of All About Fitness, Doc Jen shares how she develops the movement solutions that keep you injury-free, in addition, she talks about the benefits of play and why we all need to do something a little bit scary. Get ready for a fun and lively conversation that will change the way you think about bodyweight exercises.  To learn the mobility moves that you should be doing, follow Dr. Jen on Instagram: @DocJenFit or @themobilitymethod or @theoptimalbody Visit Doc Jen's website HERE   Join Pete for 30 min. HIIT Workouts from the comfort of your own home! Wednesdays and Fridays at 12pm pacific / 3pm eastern, only $10 FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR DETAILS  Join Pete for 30 min. HIIT Workouts from the comfort of your own home! Wednesdays and Fridays at 12pm pacific / 3pm eastern, only $10 FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR DETAILS    All About Fitness does not take advertiser dollars, nor will it hide valuable content behind a pay wall; if you to support the podcast and learn more about fitness then consider joining All About Fitness at one of the following levels: Your purchase will make you eligible to receive additional content to learn how to use exercise to enhance your quality of life AT NO ADDITIONAL COST: Become a Fan of All About Fitness by purchasing one of the e-books: Exercise for the Fountain of Youth - $7 Functional Core Training - $7 Dynamic Anatomy - $7   Become a Supporter of All About Fitness by purchasing one of the workout programs: 8 week Dumbbell Strength Training - $12 8 week Kettlebell Conditioning - $12 8 week Functional Core Strength Training  - $12   Become a SuperFan of All About Fitness by purchasing one of the bundles: Functional Core Training and Dynamic Anatomy - $12 Dynamic Anatomy and Core Training Workout Bundle - $19 Dynamic Anatomy recorded webinar and e-book - $19   If you are a fitness professional, you can earn CECs with one of the following courses, approved for continuing education credits by the American Council on Exercise: Dynamic Anatomy: Learn how the muscles and fascia function as an integrated system and how to use that information to design the workout programs that deliver results for your clients- $29   Glute Reboot: Learn how the most visible muscles in your body work as well as a variety of exercises to help them function (and look) better - $29   Want to learn how to design your own programs to slow down the effects of the aging process? Invest in a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple    Besides the podcast interviews, the following content is available to you at no cost: www.petemccallfitness.com - sign up for the mailing list to receive a free chapter and workout from Smarter Workouts   Need workout ideas? Follow the All About Fitness Podcast channel on YouTube for workout solutions that can enhance your quality of life!    Follow @PeteMcCall_fitness on Instagram for great exercise ideas, workout programs and to see my senior picture from my high school yearbook.   


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