Is there a difference between flexibility & mobility? A lot of people interchange these terms and do not really get that YES there are HUGE differences between these. Let’s talk about it today.
First off – yes both of these terms – flexibility & mobility both refer to how well your body moves. They are connected in that way – but here are the differences …
Flexibility is the ability of a muscle to stretch temporarily. Think of your muscle like a rubber band – the more flexible it is, the more easily you can stretch it. Flexibility helps performance, and posture, promotes efficient movement, prevents incorrect body alignment, maintains appropriate muscle length and balance, and also decreases injury risk.
Mobility, on the other hand, refers to how a joint moves through its normal range of motion. That range of motion varies depending on the type of joint. For example, your hinged knee joint moves backward and forward and can also rotate inward and outward slightly. The ball-and-socket joint in your shoulder makes it possible to lift and lower your arms and move them in a circular motion or back or forth.
Muscles stretching = flexibility
Joints moving freely = mobility
Both are super important to our bodies functioning optimally, feeling amazing, and reducing risk of injuries.
Want to work on your flexibility & mobility with us? Oooooo my friend and I started a FUN and impactful challenge in my FB Group – The Fatigue-Sugar Connection. It’s the “Flex and Flow: 21-Day Mobility Journey” – and YOU are invited! We’ll be focusing on both flexibility & mobility for 21 days – and we’re super confident you’ll finish these 3 weeks moving better than you ever have before 🙂