September 2016

Flexibility vs Mobility in Sports

Flexibility and mobility typically get mistaken as the same thing, but they are very different. Flexibility can be defined as the range of motion of a single joint or the ability of a single joint to move freely such as your hip, shoulder or knee. Mobility can be defined as the ability of one or more joints to move freely during movements such squatting or lunging. According to Mike Robertson of the International Youth Conditioning Association, flexibility is merely a component of mobility. Mobility includes