3/13/09, 3/17/09 – low intensity days
I enjoyed a start to finish session of Scott Sonnon’s Ageless Mobility program (my review is here) on both of these days. I’m making it a point to follow the AM routine every 4 days for at least a month to “clean the slate” of my movement palette. Ageless Mobility has a way of getting me back to baseline and I always feel wonderful upon completion of the 80 minute program. It hits all the major problem areas for me, since I have a mostly seated profession. The spine and hips are the main focus on this program, which is where most of us store a lot of tension.
Ageless Mobility is split up between standing mobility exercises, and floor-based yoga exercises, and I’ll be the first to admit that yoga is not my strongpoint. Sure, I can lift and swing weights all day long, but put me in a seemingly simple yoga routine and I can crumble if I don’t focus. Yoga is something that definitely does NOT come naturally to me, and I have to work extra hard to make minor improvements. My first AM yoga session pretty rough, challenging, and very frustrating – but with each subsequent session it gets better.
But with that said, I have made outstanding progress in the last 2-3 years of a semi-regular Prasara Yoga practice. The results DO come, even if slowly, with discipline and effort, and I’m better because of it. If you’ve never tried yoga before, then the Ageless Mobility program would be an excellent way to start that. I see AM as a way of dipping your toe in the water to see how cold it is before you jump in. It’s not completely yoga, and it’s not completely mobility – but it will make you feel better and move better. Practice for a few days and you’ll notice immediate improvements in your posture and movement. Practice for a few months and many aches and pains may just disappear, and other people will begin to notice a change in you. You’ll be much stronger, and able to access your strength more fully. I strongly recommend the Ageless Mobility program to anyone that wants better health and natural athleticism.
To your health and success,
Fitness Professional and Yoga Neophyte
P.S. If you’re already working through a joint mobility program, then Ageless Mobility will be an excellent tool to teach you how to go much deeper into a range of motion.