EIGHT 5-MINUTE SEGMENTS OF HOLISTIC MOBILITY TRAINING
Each segment addresses a different aspect of mobility, comprising a useful mini-workout on its own. It's also possible to combine any segment with another, or all eight segments together for a holistic mobility-training program.
Steve has studied systems worldwide, then taken the best he's learned and put them into powerful beneficial sequences. Each 5-minute routine is a condensed version sequence of the best movements Steve knows.
Steve Maxwell's Gimme-Five mobility series is for the seriously time-crunched person whose circumstances limit their training plans. This could be due to a heavy work load, travel, social pressure, or even physical space.
You can expect to experience increased energy, clarity, freedom of movement, optimism, and the confidence that comes with body self-reliance.
The movements in Segment 5, a demonstration of the ancient 5-Rites of Tibetan yoga, have been around for millennia, but Steve considers this one of the most potent, practical routines known to him.
Steve Maxwell's Gimme-Five mobility series is divided into eight 5-minute segments as follows:
Segment One: Self-Massage
There are several forms of self-massage demonstrated:
The biggest enemy of mobility is tension within muscles. If you want to get mobile, it's important to learn how to rid the body of excess tension.
Segment Two: Standing Mobility
Most people don't have the time to fool around. Steve shows you how, in 5-minutes, you can get a respectable mobility workout.
A 5-minute standing series you can use as a mild workout of its own, a brief warm-up before other activities, or as beneficial movements between rounds of other, primary exercises. Releasing movements specific for tension in the neck and upper back.
Segment Three: Vestibular Reset
The best of the vestibular resets. A great way to take a mid-day break, sure to stimulate the brain in a positive way, and keep the essential movement patterns intact.
Can be done anytime, anyplace, anywhere.
Segment Four: Spinal Rocking Series
Steve's all-time favorite mobility drills. If you have a stiff neck and an aching spine, this is a wonderful way to loosen up.
Not just good for the back, but tones the core structure as well. Steve proves that you don't need a lot of time to get in a great mobility drill — just a few minutes will do.
Segment Five: 5-Rites of Tibetan Yoga
An ancient form of health therapy.
Steve demonstrates how you can get the fountain of youth benefits of these dynamic mobilizations in just 5-minutes a day.
Not a tutorial on the Tibetan 5-rites, but a useful daily compendium Steve shares to help you start each day with vigor.
Segment Six: Breath Release
Body tension is the biggest obstacle to mobilizing the joints.
Steve shows a wonderful, breath/tension/relaxation sequence that will make you feel like a million bucks. Can be done at home or office. A great way to rid the body of accumulated tension.
Segment Seven: Backs, Hips & Hamstrings
One of Steve's most common requests is for hip mobility solutions. Steve shows a quick 5-minute sequence which is sure to keep the hips fluid and in-motion. If you only have time or money for one, this is it.
Segment Eight: 5-Minute Shoulder Drill
In this 5-minute section, Steve shows some of his favorite shoulder drills. Sure to keep the shoulders lubricated, loosened up, and pain-free.
Who is Gimme-Five for?
Anyone time-crunched or simply looking for a little change-up in the morning routine
Anyone looking for a brief warm-up, cool-down, or just a short break at the office. You can bust out one of these mini-routines anywhere, anytime, anyplace
Athletes, non-athletes alike
The injured, the timid, the fit and healthy
The elderly, the mobility-challenged, the weakly flexible
Who is it not for?
People looking for lengthy, time-consuming routines (although Steve has ideas for you, too)
Hey, I spend an awful lot of time on the iPad myself. Writing, teaching, and lecturing as I do, sometimes I find myself in a bit of a time-crunch. So I'll bust a mobility move, sometimes even at the airport gate.
I find these mobility routines excellent for my own personal warm-ups. And I've become a big fan of the Tibetan rites. What's offered here is in no way a complete tutorial on the subject of the 5-Tibetans, but provides an excellent, anti-aging routine in brief.
I honestly can't think of anyone who can't benefit from these 5-minute routines. Even those chronically dissatisfied cranks out there. If they would just do it, they'll feel a lot better about themselves