What can you get done in 5 minutes?
There’s not much is there?
Most of us can’t run a mile in 5 minutes, or swim 400m – and even if we could, we’d have to warm up first and cool down after, so that doesn’t really count!
Can you seriously think of ANYTHING useful for your sport that you can do in 5 minutes?
In 2004 my Personal Training career took a turn into the world of injury management when I started an MSc in Sports Injury.
By 2006 I’d graduated, worked as a Rehabilitation Assistant in the surgery wards of the NHS and by 2008 was certified as a Corrective Exercise Specialist.
Back then, I learned that the rehabilitation process was four stages long, and I’d spend the entire hour of my sessions with clients taking them through this process.
It was drawn out and tedious.
Most of my clients weren’t in a great deal of pain (if any), but the rehab and prevention process is the same, so they were keen at first, but then they got bored and wanted to go back to doing regular fitness stuff in our sessions.
I can’t say I blame them.
Rehab, prehab, prevention, mobility, call it what you like – the sad fact is, that it’s not a sexy, fun or even interesting subject to most people, so they don’t do it until they need to.
The trouble is, it’s this very mobility training that not only prevents and rehabilitates injury, but also IMPROVES PERFORMANCE!
I struggled for many years to motivate people to stick with the process long enough for their performance to significantly improve – but I don’t give up easily!
Now, finally, after a LOT of experimenting and testing, I’ve managed to squish the ENTIRE process into just 5 minutes.
Not 5 minutes of work after 15 minutes of warming up.
Or 5 minutes of sweating buckets and straining every sinew.
Simply 5 minutes from start to finish.
No getting changed. No sweating. No stress.
How can I do this?
Simply by altering the length of your muscles.
You see, short, tight muscles (like the hip flexors) can’t function properly when they’re too short, meaning that they can’t contribute properly to an activity such as cycling – which reduces power output, endurance, strength and much more.
And LONG, tight muscles (like the glutes) can’t function properly when they’re too long either, meaning that they can’t contribute properly to an activity such as cycling – which reduces power output, endurance, strength and much more.
But simply by restoring the length balance of these muscles (and the surrounding ones), we can remove the tension from ALL muscles, which restores full power output, endurance, strength and all the rest.
And the cool thing is, you don’t even need to set aside your 5 minutes either!
You can use the time that you’re doing something else, like waiting for the kettle to boil, or standing in a queue, although my personal favourite is when I’m drying my hair.
So, WHAT do you do to restore this length balance and improve your power on the bike?
Simply follow my FREE Hip Flexors 5 Ways Video for 5 minutes every day for a week.
Seriously. Thats it! Go ahead, try it – what have you got to lose?