Each conditioning class is led by a coach; depending on class size, a second instructor may join to help ensure that each athlete is getting the level of instruction consistent with Hydra Movement Integrity Standard.
Conditioning classes are infinitely scalable according to the needs, strengths, and weaknesses of each athlete.
Additionally, select elements of each workout can be customised to suit the capabilities, fitness-level, or fitness goals of each attendee.
Structure: Consistent with our programming guidelines, participants should expect to be in the gym for one hour. In addition to comprehensive warm-up and cool-downs, time between the Conditioning and the Warm-Up / Cool-Down is spent instructing and practicing movements designed to both increase skill competency and improve mobility.
Making a distinction between strength and mobility training is pointless. They're inseparably paired, each contributing to the other.
Matching mobilisations with activation exercises started in sports rehab and has been adapted to fit in the strength world. However we look at mobility from all points of view, whether it be to improve your handstand, your squat or your cold flexibility
How do we work on mobility?
We find the faulty movement pattern and re-teach it while alleviating restrictions and improving mobility and stability.
That, of course, is a summary, and grossly over generalised.
Three principles guide our mobility exercises
The grand interplay between strength and mobility is facilitated by several factors: joint range of motion, joint positioning, patterning, and sequencing. These qualities are inseparable– they affect each other at all times, improving or impairing performance for whether you lift, invert, run, swim or just be.
For example, poor thoracic mobility while squatting mars hip positioning. Sequencing is skewed, the wrong muscles fire at the wrong time, and the squatting task is unevenly distributed. Performance on a given lift is both affected acutely and over time because of sub-par mobility. Tragically, the story ends with a lot of shoulda-coulda-wouldas.
There are your typical limiting factors– Shoulder, thoracic, hip and ankle. You may have one or more, you may have none. This is where training partners and videotaping your training come in handy. If you don't have access to a camera and lift alone, it's easiest to address them all.
Remember, the goal is performance. Pre-habilitation is great, and necessary, but we're here to kick ass. DO MOBILITY