Mobility vs. Flexibility (and why “hypermobile” people especially need mobility training)

Even if you don’t consider yourself hypermobile, everything I’m about to say still totally applies to you.

Because, usually, people who consider themselves hypermobile? Are actually just hyperFLEXIBLE.

Meaning, they have gaps between where their mobility ends and where their flexibility ends in various movements in various joints. And I have that. You have that. We all have that … somewhere!

So, since I’ve had more than one person tell me that they shouldn’t do mobility training because they’re “hypermobile” or “super flexible” I figured it was time to make a video about why that is not only false but is also why, if that’s you, you probably need mobility training the most.

I go into everything in more detail in the video I made for you at the bottom of this page.

Give it a watch and you’ll learn:

(1) The difference between flexibility and mobility and examples on my own body where the two are the same and also where I’m working on filling the gap between the two;

(2) Why flexibility by itself is a recipe for injury; and

(3) The method I’m using to fill the flexibility-mobility gap in extension of my right wrist (because, besides the fact that wrist health is important for living our daily lives, I’d like to avoid effing mine up again while boxing AND one day stand a chance of holding a handstand for more than a few seconds) … but this is a technique you can apply to any movement in any joint!

Enjoy 🙂 And, if you haven’t already, you can grab my Mobility for Desk Workers series HERE where we’ll work on improving your mobility in the places most affected by working at a desk all day. Or Netflixing on your couch. Orrr working from your couch with your laptop strategically balanced on your lap … which I may or may not be doing right now. I’LL NEVER TELL.

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