Are mobility and flexibility the same?

Blanche and Esther define flexibility and mobility, explain why they're not interchangeable and talk about how to incorporate them into your fitness growth.

Blanche and Esther define flexibility and mobility, explain why they're not interchangeable and talk about how to incorporate them into your fitness growth.

Weekly update
01:00 Blanche's update
02:56 Esther's update

07:14 Is there a difference? Short answer: yes
07:45 Definition #1. Flexibility is passive range of motion. Key is external pressure and assistance.
09:09 You will always have more flexibility than mobility
10:04 If you have a lot of flexibility, you have to have a lot of strength to match that flexibility. Helpful to remember when you are double-jointed, hyper flexible, or pregnant. 
12:00 Pregnancy and stretching
12:55 Definition #2. Mobility is active control within that range of motion. Key is you are controlling your movement through internal, not external, assistance.
14:20 What if you lack in flexibility? 
14:55 Mobility work is strength work. 
18:28 Building mobility with CARs, or controlled articular rotations 

21:18 Implementation zone
  • Assess your squat or deadlift pattern! 
  • If you can’t actively hold where you passively can get, you have low-hanging fruit to work on! Practice bottom of squat holds or tempo rdl’s