One of the biggest mistakes riders make when trying to improve their mobility is to try and force their muscles to lengthen and mobilize. We have been taught that the harder we work the better out results but that attitude can really backfire on you when you are trying to improve your mobility. In fact, it is such a problem that I have coined a term for it with my clients – Don’t try to fight tension with more tension.
In other words, you can’t force a muscle that has excessive tension and is tight to relax by “trying hard”. You have to learn how to relax into the tension, which is not a skill commonly taught. In this video I explain how this concept works and how you can use it today to see immediate improvements from you mobility and stretching routines.