Become more injury resistant this week using some of our most strategic injury prevention videos to solve common problems including unstable feet, knee pain, and stiff hamstrings — imbalances that can become injuries when left unaddressed.
The more you practice using yoga to solve problems and ease imbalances — the more you’ll mitigate injury risk. The less injuries, the more consistent training, the better you’ll perform and feel.
Remember you can download your own free A4Y Practice Plan to plan a full month. Share how it’s going with #athletesforyoga!
Stand and Balance
When is the last time you stood on one leg? Consider this: All your forward motion is a series of single leg balances. And yet, when we halt our usual pace and search for balance in stillness, it can feel illusive — we wobble, shake, and sometimes fall. Use this routine to strengthen your balance...
Full Body Mobility
Exclusive routine from Work IN: The Athlete's Plan for Real Recovery and Winning Results!
Gently mobilize your body to increase fluidity to muscles, surrounding tissues, and joints to ease stiffness and restore range of motion. Use this routine to Work IN.
Includes a pre/post practice check in — ...
Use this core routine to activate and strengthen your front and back "packs" while moving your arms and legs in opposition — mimicking functional movement and easing muscular imbalances as you go.
– Focus: core strength
– Key muscles: core, back
– When: pre-workout or cross-training
Hip Mobility Maintenance
When it comes to stretching your hips, not everything has to be a "stretch." Simple mobility work can be just as effective for easing stiff muscles and maintaining optimal hip range of motion. Use this routine to keep your hips fluid and mobile.
- Focus: hip flexibility
- Key muscles: hips, glute...
Preventative Medicine for Lower Legs + Feet
Maintaining fluidity in your lower legs is key for preventing foot, calf, and shin pain and injuries. Use this routine as preventative medicine for the structures and muscles below your knees. Includes the most effective tactic for stretching your calves, foot stretches, toe alignment, and more.
Align Your Stride
Get ready to run! Use this quick pre-workout routine to warm up your breath and key muscles, create fluidity through your hamstrings and hips, and align your stride for the miles ahead.
- Focus: warm up
- Key muscles: hamstrings, hips
- When: pre-run
It's hammy time! For those times when you're out of gas and don't have much energy or time to stretch, use the wall to align and support your body while quickly re-lengthening stiff muscles. Includes a comprehensive hamstring Reset plus a hip opener. Shout out to Oiselle CEO Sally Bergesen for na...