Flexibility is key for balance.
If you’re tight, you’ll overcompensate somewhere else and brace in the wrong place. So mobility and flexibility must be part of your training routine.
Spend 90 seconds foam rolling and then 60-90 seconds stretching that area. Key areas to start with are hip flexors, IT bands, latissimi dorsi, hamstrings, and calves.
— Monica Moreland, studio manager at Life Time, NASM-certified personal trainer