As the body ages, people can no longer perform the simple movement patterns we were able to perform as children, for example a deep squat. Joints that are designed to be mobile such as the ankle and hip lose their mobility. Those joints that are designed to be stable such as the knee and lumbar spine lose their stability.
When a joint loses its intended movement, the body will no longer move efficiently, causing an increase for injury and a decrease in performance. A loss of mobility in one joint will impact the next joint, up or down. Many 40-plus people experience lower back pain because the mobility in their hip is compromised, forcing the lower back to not only provide stability but also attempt to provide the lost mobility of the hip. Inefficient functional movement leads to injury and pain.
At Y.E.S. Fitness, we begin with our Functional Movement Screening which gives us a clear blueprint of how your body actually moves and functions. Our innovative SMR and RAMP warm-up techniques prepare our Y.E.S. Clients for optimal results. Specialized Corrective Exercises are incorporated into their training, improving mobility and stability so our 40-plus clients can enjoy a life of efficient functional movement.