One of my favorite parts about coaching and training people is the investigative process that unfolds during the course of getting someone from where they are to where they want to be. It sounds strange to those who have never done it but that is largely what coaching boils down to in the end.
Earlier this week I told you about how to know exactly when NOT to stretch or mobilize yourself. You just look feel for a closing angle pinch. If you feel a pinch then you know shit isn't working nice and you probably need to seek some professional help.
I've been drinking a post-workout protein shake almost daily on and off for the better part of 10 years now and for probably seven of those years I did it religiously. I still remember begging my mom for a monthly supply of protein powder after reading about the importance of post-workout nutrition and it's impact on my gainz in an issue of muscle and fitness.
Mobility is big in the fitness industry. Like weirdly big. It's sort of held up as the differentiator of sorts between coaches who supposedly know what they are doing and don't know what they are doing. It's also the area of fitness where lines blur often times between training and rehabilitation (if there really even is a line).
One of the most common physical abilities I find lacking in people is adequate core stability. That is most people suck at maintaining a good relationship between their ribcage and pelvis and thus good spinal position. Two things which are really important for both maximizing performance and minimizing injury risk.