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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Flexibility for Young Athletes- Q & A with Chris Blake

Flexibility for Young Athletes- Q & A with Chris Blake

Chris Blake, MA, LATC, CSCS, YCS

What is the difference between Flexibility and Mobility?
Flexibility can have two definitions:
1.) The ability of muscle to lengthen during passive movements.
2.) Range of motion about a joint and surrounding musculature during passive movements.

Mobility can also have two ways of being defined. The main definition is the state of being in motion. But this state of motion can be looked at within certain joints (subtalar mobility) or as a physical whole (moving from one position into the next during a run).
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