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Flexibility allows the body to change directions abruptly and extend beyond its normal boundaries. Experts consider it a form of physical fitness. Many novices do not think it’s important, but that is the furthest thing from the truth. Like many forms of fitness, it is specific to the task being performed.

The two forms of flexibility are static and mobile. Static allows you to extend your body while mobile allows you to change directions. Yoga, Pilates, and other forms of exercise help you improve upon static. Also, static helps to prevent tight muscles and strains. In contrast, running, jumping, and dancing help to improve mobility.

It would be best if you had both static and mobile for athletic activities. Many athletes incorporate workouts that include both. Most compound exercises like squats, deadlifts, and Olympic-style lifts improve mobile flexibility when performed correctly.