SARM Module 2: Lumbo-Pelvic Hip FAQs

What is mobility and why should you care?

Mobility is the range of motion that you have control over in your body.

  • Optimal mobility – supports your chosen activity in a way that is safe and enhances your performance.

  • If your mobility is lacking to promote functional movement in your sport or daily activities, then you will compensate. And this causes your body to breakdown.

  • Muscles in the affected area(s) become inactive which causes nearby muscles to take on a double roll – tasked with doing their job and that of the muscles that are inactive. This added workload then causes the compensatory muscle to become weaker. Because it can’t do two things at once.

  • If you do not address the underlying issue, your weak links will accumulate. And you will continue to regress.

  • Then, your performance goes down

  • And eventually that dual responsibility can cause soft-tissue damage (a strain or tear). Your soft tissue is comprised of your muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and fascia.

  • So as you can imagine, it’s pretty important to your overall health, wellbeing, and athletic performance.

What is the Lumbo-Pelvic Hip?

The Lumbo-Pelvic Hip is the area of your body from above the knee to your lower back.

Lumbo is an abbreviation for the lumbar vertebral section of the spine. It consists of five bones that span vertically along your lower back. They house the aspect of your spinal cord that’s furthest from your head. So they play a critical role in the protection of your central nervous system. As does the rest of the vertebrae.

The fifth, and last, lumbar vertebrae bone (L5) sits on top of the sacrum and coccyx bones. They are part of the pelvic aspect of your spine. The rest of the pelvic region includes the bones of the hip (Ilium, ischium, and pubis).

How long is the program?

12-weeks. The gradual progression over this period of time is designed to create a safe and effective development plan for this key area of your body. So your foundation is sustainable for the long-term based on the program’s daily structure.

How many days per week?

6-days/week

How much time will I need to commit to each day?

12-15 minutes

What results can I expect at the end of the program?

First, SARM is a program that should continue for as long as you want to be an athlete for life.

After your initial 12-weeks, you can expect to have:

  • A better understanding and self-awareness in your body. So you can make the right adjustments to manage your imbalances. Or correct them sooner. And tend to ‘stiffness’ before it settles into your body, causing unwanted breakdown.

  • A better foundation of mobility and stability, allowing an optimal transmission of forces. So you can feel uninhibited and explosive in your training to reach your potential.

  • A reliable self-care routine. So that you ensure your body’s durability as you challenge your outer limits of fitness.

  • Progress towards injury prevention and freedom of movement.

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