Most of us think that mobility and flexibility are the same thing but in fact, they are two different things. Mobility is your ability to get your muscles to fire up and work together to achieve your maximum range of motion. Whereas, flexibility is your ability to increase your range of motion passively.
When you lack hip mobility and/or flexibility, your body will have a hard time staying upright while performing squats. Having incorrect form during lifts like the squat can lead to muscle imbalances or even injury.
SNU Physiotherapist, Jerikka, explains the difference between hip mobility and flexibility and shows some exercises we can do to improve adductors range of motion. The adductors (commonly tight) are a key contributor to decreased range of motion. Improve your hip mobility and flexibility and get the most out of your lifts.