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Flexibility vs Pliability – EasyFlexibility

Flexibility vs Pliability

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

Could you been thinking that you are lacking flexibility, but have been lacking pliability all along? Well, what is the difference?

In short, Flexibility to Speed is Pliability to Acceleration. The former measures how flexible you are at any given time, the later measures how fast you become flexible.

Can two people have the same flexibility, but different pliability?

You betcha! If two people can't do a split when cold, but can do a split when warm, they both have the same flexibility. (Assuming they start at the same number of degrees and end at the same number -180°)
  • However, if takes 5 minutes and the other 10 minutes to get that full split, the faster person is more pliable.
There are many advantages to pliability. The video below lists some of them, as well as summarizes the concept. Just keep in mind all other factors being equal, the more pliable athlete always has an advantage!

If you would like to learn how to increase both pliability and flexibility, as well as how to put together your own flexibility training routine click here!

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  • Hi Head. What may be “wrong” is:
    1- “on and off”, you should be consistent.
    2- you are not using a good method.

    Once you got a good method work on it consistently for at least 6 months. It is normal to progress 5 to 10 degrees per month, but you have to meet the two points:
    1- be consistent
    2- use a good method.

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  • I have been working on and off 10 years now to get splits but I think something might be wrong with my nervous system
    Is this the only thing that could be wrong

    Head on

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