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Flexibility is the ability of a muscle (s) to lengthen. Mobility on the other hand is the ability of a joint to move actively through a range of motion. A common occurrence I see in my practice is people who claim to have tight hamstrings. This person attempts to touch their toes and is unable to do so.

Put simply, flexibility is the ability of a muscle to stretch. Mobility is the ability of a joint to move. The biggest difference between mobility and flexibility is that in order to move a muscle through its range of motion with control (mobility), you need strength.

Which is. In a nutshell: Flexibility refers to the ability of a muscle to lengthen, whereas mobility refers to the ability of a joint to move through its full range of motion without restriction or discomfort. “So flexibility relates to muscles, mobility relates to joints,” says Dan McDonogh, senior manager of performance training and sports marketing at Under Armour. ‘Flexibility is passive while mobility is active,’ he added.

Put simply: flexibility comes down to the ability of the muscle to stretch whereas mobility involves the strength to hold this. Flexibility refers to connective tissues, like muscles, ligaments, and tendons, whereas mobility is talking about the ability of a muscle to move through its full range at the joint. If mobility is like a door swinging open, then flexibility is like pulling a rubber band. You can be flexible, but not mobile. What’s the difference between flexibility and mobility?

For starters, flexibility is the ability of your muscles to stretch and lengthen throughout a range, whereas mobility is actively moving a joint through a range of motion. Simply put, mobility refers to the movability of a joint, while flexibility refers to the elasticity of a muscle. “There is some overlap, as they both impact each other,” Braun says. “For instance, if muscles are tight (inflexibility), you won’t be able to take the. Flexibility and mobility are very closely related. “The biggest difference is that flexibility gives a person a greater range of potential mobility; however mobility requires motion in the joint itself,” says Camperlengo. “Plus, a person must have the necessary strength and control to utilize the body’s range of motion to full potential.”. “A person with great mobility is able to perform functional movement patterns with no restrictions in the range of motion (ROM) of those movements.

A flexible person may or.

List of related literature:

Movement and Mobility I have used these terms interchangeably so far but it is probably worth clarifying what each means.

“An Introduction to Human Movement and Biomechanics E-Book” by Andrew Kerr, Philip Rowe
from An Introduction to Human Movement and Biomechanics E-Book
by Andrew Kerr, Philip Rowe
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

Before beginning the discussion, we need to distinguish between mobility and flexibility, and address the current controversy of, and misconceptions about, static stretching.

“NSCA's Guide to Tests and Assessments” by NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association, Todd A. Miller
from NSCA’s Guide to Tests and Assessments
by NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association, Todd A. Miller
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2012

Therefore, mobility should be thought of as a combination of flexibility and extensibility: the structure of a joint to allow motion combined with the ability of the involved tissue to lengthen and shorten while controlling that motion without any restrictions.

“Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple” by Pete McCall
from Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple
by Pete McCall
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2018

8Measures proficiency in ability to engage in various prewalking types of mobility, with and without support, such as shifting weight from one foot to the other.

“Digest of Education Statistics, 2008” by Thomas D. Snyder, National Center for Education Statistics (U.S.), Sally A. Dillow
from Digest of Education Statistics, 2008
by Thomas D. Snyder, National Center for Education Statistics (U.S.), Sally A. Dillow
U.S. Government Printing Office, 2009

In horizontal mobility there is no change of status, whereas in vertical mobility there is.

“A Dictionary of Business and Management” by Jonathan Law
from A Dictionary of Business and Management
by Jonathan Law
Oxford University Press, 2016

Independent in mobility without impairment of lower limbs.

“Measuring Health: A Guide to Rating Scales and Questionnaires” by Ian McDowell
from Measuring Health: A Guide to Rating Scales and Questionnaires
by Ian McDowell
Oxford University Press, 2006

• Mobility: You need to possess enough range of motion to reach positions without being limited by a lack of mobility.

“The Practice of Natural Movement: Reclaim Power, Health, and Freedom” by Erwan Le Corre
from The Practice of Natural Movement: Reclaim Power, Health, and Freedom
by Erwan Le Corre
Victory Belt Publishing, 2019

Although mobility is influenced by flexibility, these concepts are not synonymous, because the fluidity of movement patterns is also influenced by other factors, including strength, balance, and coordination.

“Essentials of Youth Fitness” by Avery D. Faigenbaum, Rhodri S. Lloyd, Jon L. Oliver, American College of Sports Medicine
from Essentials of Youth Fitness
by Avery D. Faigenbaum, Rhodri S. Lloyd, et. al.
Human Kinetics, 2019

Flexibility contributes to the ability to easily open the hand just enough to grasp a pencil or a glass, the ability to squat down to pick something up, and the ability to climb stairs.

“Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span E-Book” by Donna J. Cech, Suzanne Tink Martin
from Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span E-Book
by Donna J. Cech, Suzanne Tink Martin
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

While flexibility is the ability to elongate a muscle, such as when the hamstrings are stretched during a forward bend, mobility is a broader concept and involves the muscle and joint.

“Athletic Body in Balance” by Gray Cook
from Athletic Body in Balance
by Gray Cook
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2003

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  • The drawing and talk said mobile = less distance, but the message seemed like good mobility was longer distance and better result.

  • Hey man, Great vid!

    Quick question, what is the ratio that one should be practicing mobility versus flexibility?

    keep up the awesome work, and mix in a big mac here or there so we don’t feel so bad.

  • stretching doesn’t actually lengthen muscles! we still don’t know what happens when you get more flexible. right now the most famous theory is that your nervous system just adapts because it learns that that new range of motion is no danger for the body.

  • Thank you so much for this video, it helped me put two and two together in my own body and why I have chronic subluxations in certain areas. Thank you!!

  • Hello sir,I really like all your videos.U explain them in a scientific way and make the topic easy to understand.But the subtitles are not at all clear.Can u plz use some other colour combination instead of white subtitles in yellow background coz that really adds up to what u explain.

  • Dear Jeff, I’m having trouble with working out my lower body,I think I might be “buttwinking”, not just that but I also struggle placing the barbell on my back when squatting (have to widen my hand placement for it not to hurt as much). I’ve been told by others that I got good posture so I don’t know what to do, also I work as a package handler where squatting is part of what we do which is all the more reason why I want to correct my mobility/flexibility problem. My question to you is what are some easy stretches/drills I should do on the daily for optimal results? Is yoga an effective alternative too?

  • Hey Gabo,
    I also had shoulder dislocations due to a torn labrum and I also experience weakness in the end range of motion for shoulder flexion. May I ask what was your mobility routine to strengthen the shoulder in the end range of shoulder flexion?

    Right now I am training for a handstand and in a handstand, I feel some weakness/looseness in the armpit area which I feel is due to lack of strength at the end rage of shoulder flexion. You showed this in 10:53. Thank you!

  • hi guys
    i’m a football player and i’d like to know how can improve my flexibility?
    I know, there are al lot of articles about flexibility but i want to know your opinion..
    thanks

  • I saw you on a yoga vs calisthenics on FitnessFAQs and just had to subscribe to see more. I do love yoga so you got my attention lol

  • Nice video as always, Jeff. But while watching I was wondering if the “myth” is true that stretching weakens your muscles or reduces the muscle growth? Or if stretching just helps muscle recovery and flexibility?
    I’m thankful for any answer I can get, have a nice evening/day everyone!

  • The distinction between flexibility and mobility, as I understand is, flexibility is a phenomenon associated with muscles and mobility with joints. So you move your joints, and contact or elongate your muscles.

  • How is mobility also addressed during your workout during exercises? So your saying that my mobility actually increases during the bench, squat and deadlift? I don’t need todo additional dynamic stretches and mobility exercises to work on my mobility? And also static stretching is so boing that’s why I don’t do it. Any other solution?

  • This is great, I’ve been looking the difference in definition for ages. You explained it well. It would be great to see a detailed version too

  • Quick question:Can we fix postural deformities like rounded shoulders, scapular dyskynesis etc., By doing corrective exercises While being on a caloric deficit?

  • Hey Daniel I’m new to your Channel as I have recently discovered you. Your video on the mistakes you made was absolutely spot-on. I’m 60 years old and in great shape and I only wish that I had your mindset when I was your age. It was only in my 50s when I began to open my mind up and try other forms of exercise such as yoga and body weight exercises. And you’re so right in the beginning your growth is rapid and then plateaus. I was guilty of stubbornness and tried to will myself to do exercises that I had no business attempting as I did not have the proper Foundation. Unfortunately as brilliantly as you articulated this most people including myself have to learn the hard way. Thereby wasting many years and never achieving one’s full potential. Hope you stay healthy and continue producing great videos God bless.

  • What you use to look like when reaching your toes is what I look like now. You’re an inspiration and keep doing what you’re doing.

  • Hey Jeff, First off your videos are great. More meat heads need to watch this stuff. I would like to see a video on how to strengthen the legs, hips, gluts and etc without weight on your back or at least keeping it at a minimum. I’m fully aware technique and form is vital as well as a strong core when doing heavy squats for example. I’ve injured my back years ago and I got to the point where I could do squats again and started to reach heavier weight until I hurt myself. (was a stupid accident by another gym member) and I decided to avoid putting weight and my back and do body weight squats, jump squats and etc and I injured my back that way again. I know that part of my problem could also be other muscles being to weak and therefore my lower back compensating for those weak muscles. In other words, do you have any safe leg strengthening exercises that I can do without heavy squats or leg presses?

  • So would you say that stiff muscles is a result of lack of flexibility or lack of mobility or both or are tight and stiff muscles the same thing?

  • Hi FitnessFAQ, I like your Channel really much.
    Your type of training is exactly what i looking for. And I wanna ask you how do you train together work?
    I work from 8 to 17, have you any tips for me with training routine and noutrition?

  • The science back into our workouts… nice one Jeff. It helps to know the why behind the what, so that you do the what to your best too!