Episode 121 – How Lifting Heavy Can Make You Inflexible

For a long time, many people believed that if they lifted heavy, they would become more stiff and inflexible. In recent years, many of us have been sharing that this is not necessarily true and that flexibility and strength can co-exist. Yet, we still see people who are super strong that are also very inflexible. So what gives? In this episode, you’ll here the 3 main reasons this can happen & what you can do to avoid it and instead ensure you become strong AND bendy.

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Hi, I'm Dr. Jen Hosler.

I’m a bookworm, science nerd, and coach of all things movement (physical therapist and strength & mobility coach). You can catch me sleeping in & having a slow morning, doing CARs & lifting heavy things, or sipping a glass of wine on my time off.

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