Odds are if you haven’t been doing your best mobility work since your infancy, then you are a good bit less mobile than you could be. Have you ever watched a baby squat? From a strength coach’s standpoint, it’s pretty damn impressive.
So if you, like most people in the world, have found yourself sitting for a portion of the day, unable to squat to the ground, experiencing low back pain, or general stiffness of your joints, then it’s time you start taking your mobility more seriously.
The good news is that mobility starts with flexibility, and stretching is easy. You must increase the range of motion of the muscle and surrounding tissues before you can start loading it through a larger range of motion.