As athletes we all love to focus on maximizing our sport-specific skills, like mastering the clean, jerk, snatch, deadlifts, pull ups, muscle ups, double-unders or running faster. However we often fail to realize that if we took the time to work on our movement potential as well, we would be able to obtain our desired skills easier.
For instance, if you have reduced mobility in your ankles, hips, thoracic spine or shoulders, you are never going to maximize your lifting potential – period.
Our Yoga classes are specifically designed with an athlete’s needs in mind. Adding Yoga to any training program will increase your flexibility, improve your balance, strengthen core stability, assist with muscle recovery and ease your mind (to name just a few benefits). No prior experience in yoga is necessary. Join us as we lengthen our muscles, improve our flexibility and ease our busy minds!
How do you reach your full potential? First, identify your mobility and stability weaknesses and work on them! If you’re unsure what you need to work on or how to begin, ask a coach. BSC provides lots of resources and tools to help you on your mobility and active recovery journey. Yoga, stretch class, foam rollers, lacrosse balls, PVC pipes and bands are available to our members!
Yoga is a great way to improve your mobility. Members who regularly come at least once a week have seen a huge improvement in their athletic performance and in their daily lives.
Once you begin to remove some of your mobility restrictions, you can then work on your technique and stability. This will allow you to generate maximum force output, which means the ability to lift heavier and be stronger, as well as become a more functional, efficient you.
So set aside some time each day, make it a point to come to yoga once a week and use your recovery days as well.