▪️WHY IS MOBILITY IMPORTANT? Being mobile and having good mobility is very important, it allows our body to move the way we want it too at any given moment, helps us get in positions we want/need without any limitations or pain. Something simple like lifting an object overhead is much easier when you have good mobility and helps to perform the task safely without potentially injuring yourself. ▪️WHAT IS MOBILITY? A lot of people are easily confused to what the difference is between mobility and flexibility and it’s really quite simple.
- MOBILITY is the ability for a joint to move freely through its full range of motion. Let’s take the shoulder joint, a ball and socket joint that moves in 8 different ways being the most mobile joint in the body.
- FLEXIBILITY is the ability of your muscles to stretch, contract and relax. Touching your toes from standing requires mostly the flexibility in your hamstrings, if the hamstrings are flexible then they will stretch enough allowing you to easily touch your toes.
By; Lloyd Melling, Performance Coach