Modern Methods of Mobility Seminars
Our flagship flexibility workshop for introducing both the practical side of the system and the theory underpinning the development of exceptional flexibility in the adult body. This is a weekend workshop suitable for anyone interested in learning about flexibility development.
About the Seminars
Our flagship seminar for introducing both the practical side of the system and the theory underpinning the development of exceptional flexibility. In this seminar we will focus on presenting our approach to building flexibility and resilience throughout the whole body, paying special attention to the correct application concerning the adult physique.
We have shown with the deliberate mix of well thought out methods, exceptional flexibility and mobility are achievable for adults with all kinds of training backgrounds. We will cover a diverse range of exercises and techniques aiming to give a broad understanding of the principles of the M3 system in a practical and usable manner. It is suitable for anyone wanting to learn about flexibility, and will be beneficial both for novice and dedicated practitioners of all kinds of disciplines requiring extraordinary flexibility, as well as trainers and coaches thereof. This seminar has no flexibility requirements, as all exercises have suitable progressions and regressions to cover a wide range of flexibility levels
Over the course of the weekend we will cover the core concepts of flexibility training from the M3 syllabus. We will cover multiple modalities of stretching and flexibility exercises as well as learning how to create effective flexibility programs for yourself or your clients.
Flexibility development exercises are more complex than commonly thought. In the seminar we will cover correct technique for a large range of exercises. This includes covering regressions and progressions for the common flexibility positions in a detailed manner. We will also look at not often discussed topics such as equipment selection and modifications to suit various situations.
Gravity is the ever present force in our lives. Over the weekend we will look at how gravity works as a means of manipulating leverage in a flexibility exercise. We cover three main relationships to gravity over the courses of the weekend and look at how these various relationships need to be programmed for effective flexibility development.
Task Based Learning
The seminar covers the core concept of task based learning and how to apply it to developing range of motion for common parts of the body that require an increase in flexibility. This also includes how to choose the correct tool, be it tactile, visual or kinesthetic for the exercise and how they interplay.
Covered Body Areas
In this weekend seminar, we teach the M3 system using the examples of pike / forward fold, pancake, square hip front splits, middle splits and bridge / wheel. These positions and their regressions and progression cover a large base of general flexibility positions that are fundamental to a large number of disciplines. While the positions covered are not exhaustive, the concepts and principles you learn over the weekend will be easily applied to positions specific to your discipline that might not be covered at the weekend.
Learn how to express your innate level of flexibility quickly. A lot of the time, people have a much greater range of motion than they think. By using certain drills and sequences to educate the nervous system on how to express this range of motion, you can learn to teach your body how to access these ranges of motion safely, and then make them permanent.
Dynamic stretching will be covered in detail, with methods looking at how to convert normal weight lifting motions into range of motion development exercises. We will also discuss using velocity and momentum based stretching methods.While these types of exercises have been given a bad label in the past, they can be safely and effectively applied and are needed for total range of motion development.
This type of stretching can lead to fantastic progress when applied correctly. Ranging from bodyweight, resistance or partner facilitated loaded stretching, we will look at all the various methods in detail. We will cover when and how to apply resistance to stretching exercises. We will also look at load selection and how to manage it correctly.
We will give an overview on how to assess and create effective routines that can either stand alone or be combined with other sports or activities. These principles are based on over ten years working in the trenches with a wide range of athletes and dedicated practitioners. Designing a structured and well thought out training program for flexibility development, and adhering to it consistently, is one of the key things often missing from common training paradigms.
This seminar is suitable for beginners and seasoned coaches alike, as all exercises are principle based and are scalable to all levels. We make sure to cater both to people with no experience by giving them a physical entry to the material, as well as explaining the more theoretical background of the principles for those wishing to implement the system in their own teaching.