A year or two later I discovered the idea of “testing” movements. This is something I learned from Frankie Faires and Adam Glass. Although we mostly talked about using it for strength training exercises, the fact was that EVERY movement could be tested.
Doing mobility on every joint in a systematic way may NOT be best. You just might be better off doing a few joints in different ways and skipping certain joints all together. This could very well change from day to day.
But testing each movement as they showed how would be inefficient at best, simply by the time it took to test things out.
While I used to engage in a daily mobility practice, discovering this truth, I largely let that fall away.
It seemed many others did too.
Joint mobility was popular in the fitness scene…and then it wasn’t.
So many of those neurological mobility-based trainers ending up not continuing with the practice for some reason. It may be that the benefits just stopped coming after doing it for a while.
Still it seemed there was something missing here.
It felt like throwing the baby out with the bathwater. The answer would start to form in my mind a couple years later…