Debunked! 7 Fitness Myths Dancers Should Stop Believing

When I started my journey with fitness, I wanted as much information as I could get my hands on, but something so frustrating was the conflicting information from what I had been told in my years of dance training with what I was learning about the body and strength training.
In fact, it seemed there were several “myths” that dancers have heard over the years. So today I’d like to take a moment and clarify the 7 myths dancers should stop believing.

FLEXIBILITY vs. MOBILITY: Is passive stretching overrated?

Guest post by Emily Dadmun
Flexibility; something every dancer wants and can never seem to get enough of. The more flexible the better, right? It is flexibility, after all, that allows the body to create the beautiful lines that hallmark a dancer.
But what exactly is flexibility and should we (as dancers) be more focused on our mobility?