Mobility Training - Use it or lose it!

What is mobility?

What exactly is mobility? Translated into German, the word mobility means nothing more than mobility. In training theory, however, the term is not always used in the same way. Mobility is sometimes understood as a sub-point of mobility. The fact is that the two terms are interdependent and cannot be clearly separated.  

Mobility describes the controlled mobility in your joints using muscle power. Good mobility enables you to move actively with the greatest possible and pain-free range of motion.

Mobility training, flexibility & Co.

A movement in the human body consists of a complex interplay of:

  1. Brain (head controls the trunk "old wisdom from karate)

  2. Central nervous system (nerves)

  3. Muscles

  4. Joints

  5. Tapes

  6. See

  7. and fascia


Static stretching has long been used as a panacea for pain, poor posture and restricted mobility. Flexibility describes the length of the muscles and the passive range of motion in the joints. When stretching, the muscle is "pulled apart" by pulling or pushing. If you are just stretching, you are only caring for a small part of the system - the muscles.

If you want to correct or alleviate pain, joint pain, bad posture and restricted mobility, you have to include all movement factors in the training.

Mobility Training gives you a holistic approach here. The joints and their parts, such as ligaments and tendons, are mobilized with muscle work through dynamic movements.

Through regular training and repetitions of the exercises, the movement sequence is saved in the brain. Mobility training combines flexibility (stretching exercises) with motor control (strength).

Why is mobility training so important?

A lack of mobility affects the entire body. If your joints cannot move properly, this leads to an undersupply of the articular cartilage. You dry off. It can lead to pain and joint misalignments.

If you have a construction site in the musculoskeletal system, all other factors involved in the movement will also be affected. Muscles harden, fascia become matted and stick together. Your strength, endurance as well as coordination, stability and balance suffer.

The body tries to avoid the pain, bad posture occurs. The risk of injury increases. In severe cases, osteoarthritis can occur. If the wear and tear can no longer be corrected due to the restricted mobility, an artificial joint is required.

Regular flexibility training not only reduces muscular tension and improves coordination. Restrictions of movement in joints and ligaments are also minimized. Your posture improves overall.

Through the training, muscles and the connecting joints are used to the fullest possible extent ("full range of motion"). The body becomes more resistant to external stimuli and less prone to injury.

Overview: What can Mobility Training do?

  1. Improves your active agility.

  2. Improves the position of your joints.

  3. Improves the gliding ability of your connective tissue (fascia).

  4. Your range of motion is improved and enlarged.

  5. Corrects bad posture and prevents them.

  6. Your training will be more effective.

  7. Your exercise execution and technique will be clean and therefore more efficient.

  8. Your general well-being is increased.

  9. Compensation for everyday stress.


  • Static stretching is not enough to improve or relieve your range of motion and pain.

  • A movement consists of the interaction of the brain, nerves, ligaments, muscles, tendons, joints and fasciae.

  • Mobility training offers holistic training for your body.

  • Mobility exercises improve your controlled active mobility in the joints.

  • Mobility training improves posture, relieves tension / pain and keeps you and your body fit



Author: Deborah Werner

Fitness Editor & Fitness Economist

Status: 05.10.2021