When limited flexibility stops you from doing an exercise, you have a choice to make. Either:
- Carve out some time from your strength and fitness training to improve your flexibility.
- Don’t address the flexibility problem, but adjust your exercise selection so you can have the same training effect with the flexibility you already have.
- Keep doing what you’re doing even if it doesn’t feel great.
For the third option, I’d expect an argument that would make Christopher Hitchens pale in comparison. Which doesn’t mean there aren’t any. But still.
If the limited flexibility stops you from doing a particular exercise but has zero effect on your life outside of training, and improving that flexibility doesn’t align with your long-term health and training goals, pick the second option.
For any other scenario, pick the first option.