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During this period of uncertainty, we understand that people are still hurting and could use some help. Because of this, we have started an Achieve At Home series of videos to educate and help people through this difficult time. New videos released daily, find them here!
Flexibility is defined the "absolute range of movement in a joint(s) that is attainable in a momentary effort". What does this mean? It’s the total amount of motion a specific joint can move through. For example, the knee can have 150 degrees of total motion. They key point is specificity. Flexibility in one joint does not equal flexibility in another or all joints. Having a shoulder joint that has full motion and good flexibility does not mean the knee joint in the same person will be automatically flexible. flexibility can also be directional in a joint. A hip can have good flexibility in flexion and extension/ “forwards and back" but limited in abduction and adduction/“in and out”. It's why someone can do left or right splits but maybe not center splits.
There are some conditions and factors that can effect a persons flexibility. Increasing age, activity level, and medical conditions can alter a person’s flexibility. However, these are factors that influence flexibility not determine it. Flexibility can improve for anyone but patience and determination are required
Lack of flexibility can lead to injury due to decreased motion available at the joint and altered kinematics/forces placed on the joint and surrounding muscles.
It depends on the person and the activity…but there is a technique for everyone!
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