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The term “flexibility” refers to the overall range of motion that  a joint has available. Being flexible does not always convert to moving properly. “Mobility” is used to express how well you can move through a given functional movement pattern.

Making flexibility/mobility training a part of your program is a must. To be able to perform exercises with proper form, going through each motion with full range is vital in performance and injury prevention. Having learned the hard way in my younger years of working out, I know its importance and heavily push my clients to adopt the same attitude.

How We Train Flexibility and Mobility

The idea of stretching on a daily basis may seem overwhelming. If it does, don’t worry, you don’t have to stretch every muscle you have. The lower extremities are crucial: hamstrings, quads, hip flexors, and calves. Shoulders are also very important, especially when training the upper body regularly. Which muscles need the most attention varies from person to person.

On top of the time that I spend with my clients stretching, I put together a routine for them to follow on their own. Typically in conjunction with their prescribed workout routine.

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