Up your creativity and flexibility by practicing with a 6-foot-tall bendable stick.
You can imagine my roommate’s surprise when I walked through the door with three lengthy bright-orange sticks. They were each as thick as a fist and ranged in length from four to six feet.
“What can those possibly be used for,” he asked.
“Stretching,” I said, as I tried to balance one of the sticks straight up in the air on my finger.
They’re light and surprisingly bendy, with a satisfying feel in your hands that keeps you going back for more every time you put them down. I knew I was going to have some fun with this unorthodox exercise device.
What is Stick Mobility?
Stick Mobility is reminiscent of TRX bands as a full-body fitness product to be used in a customizable training program that provides companion certification courses for coaches and physical trainers. The system emphasizes joint mobilization, strength training, and deep fascial stretching to improve performance and recovery. Six principles in particular govern the Stick Mobility experience, and they are leverage, stability, feedback, irradiation, isometrics, and coordination. Basically, the principles encourage you to see and feel when you’re out of alignment in a pose, and to use the Mobility Stick to get you back to where you’re supposed to be. To get started, you can simply access their extensive video library to engage with instructions and demo videos on how to use their signature dowels made with blended materials for target-area exercises.
Dowels are skinny rods that can be any length, and are often made out of wood, metal, or plastic. You’re more likely to find them at your local hardware store than anywhere else. Yoga practitioners have used them for decades to assist …