If the Tim Ferriss-inspired lifestyle design effort on which I'm embarking has taught me anything, it's that mobility is essential to happiness. I mean mobility on two levels.
The first is the ability to move from location to location. As I write this -- with my heels propped on a railing, sipping a brew, overlooking the Savannah River -- I ask myself, why can't this be my every day? Why can't I do the work I need to do to live wherever I want, whenever I want? Ferriss postulates in the 4-Hour Workweek that lifestyle design is the answer. You create automatic income that grants you the mobility to do your thing anywhere in the world. Results in this grand experiment -- which has been completed successfully by many before me -- to be determined.
The second form of mobility -- the one that I prefer to emphasize -- is physiological mobility. I define that as, I'm going to put this limb in this position without having to foam roll, stretch or otherwise warm up beforehand. Working to establish and maintain a baseline of mobility is one of the best things a body can do to combat aging. Stagnation -- physical and mental -- is antithetical to the growth of life. And that's why I've got to keep moving.
That said, here's a workout I put together this morning that emphasizes mobility. Four-point base is an excellent jiu jitsu training drill easily found on YouTube. And if you've never attempted a pistol squat before, for the love of God, have somebody show you the right way to do it because you can really mess up your knees.
Keep on grinding and stay mobile.