Improving flexibility and mobility should top the list when it comes to fitness goals. With both mobility and flexibility on your side, you’ll not only move better and feel better but lessen your chance of injuries.
Mobility is the ability of a joint to move freely through a full range of motion without pain or discomfort, while flexibility is the ability of a muscle to lengthen fully. With both the joints and muscles functioning in the proper range of motion, getting in shape will be a lot more enjoyable (goodbye stiffness!)
Beyond stretching, these products will help increase your range of motion for both joints and muscles encouraging your body to be the best it can be!
Firefly Portable Recovery Device
Simply strap the Firefly portable recovery device right below your knee and recover exercises faster. The small electrical impulses stimulate the peroneal nerve (in your leg) increasing blood flow up to 400 percent and bringing oxygen, nutrients, and healing into your muscles.
Get it: $47, at recoveryfirefly.com
The Toe Spacer
Increase mobility in your feet and repair damage from wearing narrow-fitting shoes by wearing the toe spacer for as little as ten minutes a day. Designed without the pinky toe strap to promote free-flowing movement, this mobility device also helps with plantar fasciitis, bunions, corns, hammertoes, blisters, or overlapping toes.
Get it: $19.95, at Thetoespacer.com
Stability Trainer Pro
This multifunctional device is designed to challenge stability training, improve joint health, and strengthen feet and ankles. The wood board is suspended by heavy-duty springs allowing the board to swing in all directions; from side to side, front to back, and up and down, challenging and strengthening your body while improving joint mobility.
Get it: $160, at Thetoespacer.com
Say goodbye to tight calves, hamstrings, and feet! The ProStretch Plus design automatically holds your foot in the optimal position for providing a bio-mechanically accurate and efficient stretch that’s been proven to work the lower leg muscles more effectively.
Get it: $35, at Performbetter.com
Get it: $299, at Therabody.com
Increase flexibility, relieve pain, and break up tight fascia from head-to-toe all with the pulse of percussive massage. Now equipped with a heart rate sensor and breathwork for mindfulness in moments, you’ll be sinking deeper into relaxation and flexibility.
Increases the effectiveness of most exercise movements with the Smart Stick. As your hands push and pull each other, the ‘driving’ motions encourage an optimal range of motion from the top to the bottom. Loosen hip and back joints for a better quality of life in and out of the gym.
Get it: $15, at Performbetter.com
Knee Glide Range of Motion Tool
Increase the range of motion in your knee or shoulder joints with this low-impact rehabilitation device created by physical therapists. Movement for this unit requires minimal strength, making it easy to use for anyone recovering from knee replacements or surgeries, hip replacements or fractures, shoulder replacements or surgeries, or stroke.
Get it: $114, at Activenable.com
Ideal Stretch (Hamstring and Calf Stretcher)
Loosen and lengthen your hamstring and calf muscles gently and effectively. With the assisted stretching device, you will slowly begin to gain a better range of motion in your lower body as well as relieve pain from light muscles.
Get it: $70, at Amazon
3 Bar Leg Stretcher
Boost bendability, open hip joints and gain flexibility in your legs by allowing the 3 Bar Leg Stretcher to assist your body in a perfect stretch. Safely increase your range of motion by lengthening your muscles while relieving tight and achy muscles.
Get it: $50, at Alumigogo.com
Roll Recovery R4 Deep Tissue Body Roller
Relieve tight back muscles and increase the range of motion in your spine as the R4 Deep Tissue body roller breaks up tight facia allowing your muscles and joints to move freely and without pain.
Get it: $60, at Sheels.com