Developing Flexibility in Grappling - The need for Post Training Massage and Mobilisation
Most people think of strikers and high kicks when they consider the need for stretching to increase flexibility in Martial Arts. Athletes in combat sports such as BJJ, MMA, Judo and Wrestling are typically guilty of under appreciating how developing flexibility in grappling can up their game, reduce the likelihood of injury and aid recovery. Post training massage and mobilisation has long been used in Eastern Europe by athletes amongst each other to help these aspects and prepare appropriately for their next hard session.
Having a set routine to follow then can be of great benefit for any coach or athlete.
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Flexibility in Grappling - Post Training Massage Full Body Sequence
Lyubo goes over one of his favourite full body post training massage sequences to aid the development of flexibility and mobility in the video below
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