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Bodybuilders and Mobility

How do you train a body builder looking to pack on the mass, but their mobility stinks?

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably wondering…. what body builder doesn’t have a mobility problem?

It’s true, most body builders, or anyone doing a body building type routine generally have horrible mobility. For the most part, they don’t really care either. They just want to get big and pack on some muscle at any cost. This is understandable. I mean, after all, who doesn’t want to build a little muscle and look incredible?

Just because you’re a bodybuilder, or you perform a lot of volume with isolation exercises, doesn’t mean you have to have major shoulder limitations or barely have the ability to raise one leg off the floor. After screening multiple body builders and clients that have spent years packing on the lbs., it should come as no surprise that the mobility screens on the FMS (Functional Movement Screen) were not up to par. A heavy majority of these people were scored as “dysfunctional” using the FMS on both the shoulder mobility screen and the Active Straight Leg Raise. This basically tells me that mobility is a potential limiting factor to their durability and success long term.