Flexibility vs. Mobility: Learn The Difference and Why You Need BOTH!
Gymnasts’ longest kept secrets in attaining incredible athleticism and optimal joint health lies within their superior approach to mobility and strength. These forbidden secrets of Gymnastic Strength TrainingTM are now out of the bag!
Coach Christopher Sommer, the GymnasticBodies founder, has unveiled a whole new world of training. This system of strength and mobility, heavily emphasizes GB Stretching and Mobility techniques to develop durable muscles and connective tissue.
Now we know that some of you may be thinking at this stage in life you would be unable to correct your mobility deficits. Well, we are here to tell you quite the opposite. It’s merely an urban myth developed from your perceived physical limitations.
Not to worry!
With a little hard work, sweat, and consistency, combined with proper training and progressions, you too can exhibit high levels of mobility and flexibility.
Break Free From Muscle Tension With Weighted Mobility
At GymnasticBodies our professional opinion on weighted mobility is that it will give you superpowers. No exaggeration here! As a matter of fact, the GB weighted mobility exercises, from our GB Online Courses, are the secret weapon developed to save you from the perils of muscle stiffness.
The main distinction between weighted mobility and “standard” mobility drills is that weighted mobility exercises utilize external load to help pull you into a deeper stretch. This external resistance helps to improve your active flexibility by breaking down the restriction from your fascia, which in turn, allows you to build strength through a full range of motion.
In adulthood, we tend to move less and less as we are often overly occupied with work. As a result, our muscles and joints become rigid and brittle, compared to our younger (more agile) selves. Earn back the mobility you were born to have with the help of weighted mobility. It’s what Coach Sommer would describe as “candy for your muscles and joints”. Sounds mighty irresistible to us.
The Right Dose of Gymnastics Stretching will Keep the Stiffness Away
The problem with modern day stretching and flexibility training is that most individuals do not know how to stretch in the most effective manner. This results in lackluster improvements in their overall flexibility. The general consensus is that “a few sets of 30-seconds” is enough to offset the physical inactivity throughout our day.
This way of thinking is no longer suitable for those of us wanting to attain flexibility in our lifetime.
To get flexible, it will take much more than a quick, little stretch routine at the end of your workout. Treat your flexibility woes diligently with our GB Stretch Exercises, which were prescribed to improve your passive flexibility by releasing chronic tension in your muscles and joints. Improving this type of flexibility is best done by holding static stretches for a predetermined time, usually starting with about 30-60 seconds.
Flexibility training is vital to your body’s health and longevity. Not to mention, it’s essential for getting yourself in tip-top Gymnastic Bodies shape. Update your stretching routine with a steady dose of stretching and watch your GSTTM flexibility rise at a staggering rate.
[Side-effects]: Increases in athletic performance, prevention of injury, improved muscle recovery, and reduced stress to the joints.
The Best of BOTH Worlds
While training for flexibility and for mobility differ in the way that they are approached, they both have one monumental thing in common... They are essential for Building the Gymnastic Body.
The secret formula for gymnast strength and flexibility is intricately webbed throughout the netting of our GB Online Courses. Learn how to stretch properly to improve both your active and passive flexibility simultaneously.
Flexibility and mobility training is at the heart of Gymnastic Strength Training because without it, your strength is not well-rounded. Optimize your training and learn GymnasticBodies Mobility and Flexibility with the GB Foundation Series and you will unlock your athletic potential and help you feel and perform at your best.