It’s inevitable that as we age a decrease in flexibility and mobility becomes very noticeable. In fact, many experts agree that flexibility declines much faster than strength. Remember when squatting or lunging down to pick something up off the floor was an elementary task that happened without hesitation? Now you might really have to prepare yourself or even contort your body to some crazy position just to do the simplest physical tasks.
We can all agree that muscle tightness and movement restrictions will make you feel older in a hurry. Luckily, we can stop and even reverse this trend by consistently performing some key exercises. We suggest performing these exercises 4-5 days per week for 6 weeks and then maintain your results with 1-2x per week or as needed.
Without further ado, here are our four favorite exercises that address some of the most common movement restrictions. While there are hundreds of exercises, the following four can give you a new “functional” range of motion that you will definitely feel!