5 Ways You May Be Doing Mobility Exercises Wrong


By: O2X Injury Prevention Specialist Antigone Vesci

Do you ever feel like you’re taking the time to stretch but aren’t getting any more flexible? You’re not alone. Most firefighters believe mobility exercises are good for them, so why is it that most also struggle with flexibility? If you aren’t seeing success, it’s likely not what you are doing but how you are doing it.

The first thing to understand is that there are two components required to reduce your risk for musculoskeletal injury: mobility and stability. Mobility is defined as how well something moves, while stability is how well something resists unwanted movement. Both are prerequisites to improving our movement quality or “form.”

Below are the 5 most common errors I see surrounding the performance of mobility exercises. 
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