Mobility & Flexibility - Quality Over Quantity
Mobility is the ability to move a limb through a full range of motion under control. Mobility is based on voluntary movement while flexibility involves static holds and is often dependent upon gravity. Mobility requires strength to produce full-range movement, whereas flexibility is passive, and doesn’t require strength.
It is very possible for someone to have great mobility without being especially flexible, and is also true that someone can be flexible with poor mobility. Of the two, mobility is more important, and it is better to be inflexible with good mobility than flexible with poor mobility.
Improving mobility reduces the potential body imbalances that occur in every day life – be it athletic, recreational, or simply the environment at your day job.
Mobility drills stimulate and circulate the synovial fluid, which essentially 'washes' & lubricates the joint. Joints have no direct blood supply and are nourished by this fluid, which simultaneously removes waste products. Effective mobility drills can help restore complete freedom of motion, and in a sense, you can ‘turn back the clock’.
Mobility drills are great for warming up before a workout or any physical activity, but can also be used on their own at home, or in the office.