What is More Important, Strength or Mobility?

Today we are going to talk about one of our favorite things: MoStreBility. There’s been a big push in recent years for mobility, flexibility and increase range of motion. Which in our opinion, is only a small chunk of what we should be working on to help our patients. Not only for injury recovery purposes but also in avoiding injury as a whole. We are going to talk about the difference between mobility, flexibility, and mostrebility.

Breaking it Down

So if we break mostrebility down into its three component it’s as simple as motion, strength, and stability. Our biggest thing that we tell patients, is that we don’t want to sacrifice one for the other. We don’t want to sacrifice strength, just to get mobility or flexibility. If you look at people who push mobility, they’re actually sacrificing strength and stability to get that motion. We believe that there are ways to get that same amount of motion, if not more, without sacrificing strength. We also believe that you can get a range of motion without sacrificing strength or stability. This allows you to recover faster from injury and also avoid future injury.

How to Do it?

The most common question we have from patients that are athletes, crossfitters, or anyone into mobility: how do I maintain my range of motion when I work out? My muscles are tight! Their muscles are tight because they keep pushing mobility. So, the more you stretch and massage your muscles, the more acute range of motion they’re going to get. But, the greater a long term muscle spasm they’re going to get. So we give them the tools to facilitate neuromuscular facilitation before they work out with an active and dynamic warm-up. This gives them mostrebility instead of just mobility. That’s how our dancers, cheer athletes and crossfitters eliminate all of the things that cause neuromuscular inhibition or long term muscle spasm. They are then able to replace it with things that facilitate mostrebility.
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