I noticed this sneaking up on me the last couple of years and I figure if anyone in the forums will have experience with this, it will be the over 35 guys.
Basically, I’m almost as flexible/mobile as I’ve ever been; however, now that I’m turning 37 and have 23 or so years of training on my body, my normal, day to day state is one of stiffness - knees, hips, back, etc. It’s not muscle soreness, like DOMS, but rather joint stiffness. I can get into positions like a full squat while cold, however until I’m warmed up, it’s like my body is saying, “Umm, nope,” all the way down. Warm ups are a must, but its starting to take 15-20 minutes to just to get ready to do anything dynamic.
Does anyone have any advice on getting back the ability to move well in day to day activities, like picking up stuff from the floor, without having to warm up first?