Every once in a while, fitness professionals will completely forget to emphasize the importance of flexibility, however, this component cannot be emphasized enough. Having that range of motion will directly translate to your ability to perform certain skills and movements efficiently. Here I perform a planche press to handstand. While a solid handstand and planche strength is required, the flexibility component in my hips allows me to straddle wider, thus brining the weight of my legs closer to my center of gravity. This exercise is much harder to perform without flexibility. That being said, always remember to stretch – the benefits are endless!