The Importance of Mobility and Flexibility

Spring is starting to peek in (at least where I live) and it’s so exciting. It also means things are opening back up, including gyms! If you’re excited to get back into it, it’s vital to know about any mobility or flexibility issues you may have before you do. Jumping back into exercise without knowing if you’ve got full range of motion can lead to injuries.

That said, let’s talk about mobility and flexibility!

Starting with Definitions

Some folks think mobility and flexibility are one and the same. In actuality, flexibility is an aspect of mobility.

  • Mobility: the ability to effectively and safely perform common movements like pushing, squatting, hinging, crawling, pulling, and rolling, that are required for functional living

  • Flexibility: the range of motion in a joint or group of joints; the ability to move joints through a complete range of motion

Mobility is being able to sink into a deep (parallel or further) squat with good form. Flexibility is the movement of your joints which will be influenced by the m