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Yoga For Inflexible People: Beginner Friendly

Why do people need yoga as they age and become more and more inflexible? Well… When you’re an active guy who’s no longer in your 20s, you get to the point where you realize that you can’t keep training the same way you did in your high school or college years. You don’t recover as quickly. Minor discomforts turn into nagging pains that prevent you from doing exercises you used to enjoy. But you’ve worked hard to achieve your fitness, and you don’t want to give it up. So you keep plowing through that pain and discomfort.

Eventually, it becomes too much. You begin avoiding exercises that you used to love doing. Certain movements aren’t as easy as they used to be, and you start to feel nagging aches and pains in your shoulders, knees, or lower-back.

These are a few main reasons for this, but most of it comes down to one thing – a lack of mobility work.

Flexibility, Mobility and Joint Health for Inflexible People

In the guy world of fitness, strength is king, and mobility is usually forgotten. At best, mobility is seen as something that would be nice to have – as long as it doesn’t cut into your strength training – and at worst, as something that “real” men don’t need to work on. (Stretching and yoga is for girls, right?)

The fact is that mobility is part of your strength. The more range of motion you have, the more strength and power you have. Mass x distance = force. More distance equals more range of motion. Therefore, more range of motion equals more force. It’s a simple equation.

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On top of that, greater mobility also leads to:

  • Building muscle more quickly (because your muscles recover more quickly)
  • Preventing injury (reduces strain on your joints, avoid overtraining)
  • Improving your depth in squats, lunges, and other full body exercises (for more strength)

The list goes on and on. The good news is that you can get the benefits of mobility training without hour-long workouts and giving up your other workouts.

You just need to start paying more attention to your mobility, and doing a bit more restorative stretching. Best of all, you’ll be able to keep doing what you enjoy doing, and it’s going to feel 1000% better.

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I want to help. I’ve just released a new program specifically for guys who want to keep doing what they’re physically doing for as long as possible. For the guys who want the flexibility they’ve heard they can get from yoga – only in a fitness-focused, no-nonsense format to get them the most efficient workouts possible.


Flexibility, Mobility & Joint Health for Inflexible Yoga Beginners

Regain your mobility, address the root causes of joint pain, and get back to doing what you enjoy doing with greater fluidity of movement, more strength, and more endurance.

Program Goals:

  • This is for active people who have been neglecting their mobility for far too long, and have gotten to the point where they can no longer continue their workout regimen without excessive discomfort or pain.
  • The goal of this program is to help people work on neglected flexibility and mobility, to improve joint health, reduce daily aches and pains, help their bodies recover from imbalanced training programs.
  • Targets flexibility in the entire body – notably spine and hips, but also in the shoulders back, chest, and ankles.
  • Strengthens core, spine, and hips addressing common weaknesses of office workers, weightlifters, runners, people with back pain or who haven’t done yoga.

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Who’s this appropriate for?


  • Guys in their 30s, 40s, and 50s who are neglecting mobility, and realize that their workout performance and day-to-day fitness is suffering because of it.
  • People who lift too much and are getting overtraining injuries
  • People who feel burnt out with their current training and need to take a step back

Program Structure

  • Workouts ranging from 20-40 minutes in length (averaging 35 minutes each)
  • 2-4 months, 4 phases, 20 workouts

Proceed at your own pace, but be consistent. 3-7 workouts per week recommend (not including supplementary workouts).

Yoga for Inflexible People - Beginner Friendly

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Additional Resources

You might be interested in some tips on starting off your yoga practice, so read on! 3 blogs covering some basics.

About the author, Dean Pohlman, Founder & CEO of Man Flow Yoga, Author of Yoga Fitness for Men, Expert on Yoga Fitness for Men.

Dean Pohlman is an E-RYT 200 certified yoga instructor and the founder of Man Flow Yoga. Dean is widely considered to be an authority on Yoga for Men. He has worked with physical therapists to create yoga programs for back health and spinal recovery. His workouts and programs have been used by professional and collegiate athletes, athletic trainers, and personal trainers; and have been recommended by physical therapists, doctors, chiropractors, and other medical professionals.

Dean is a successfully published author through DK Publishing (Yoga Fitness for Men), selling 35,000 copies worldwide in English, French, and German; in addition to being a co-producer of the Body by Yoga DVD Series, which has sold over 40,000 copies on Amazon since its release in 2016.

Man Flow Yoga has been featured in Muscle & Fitness Magazine, Mens’ Health, The Chicago Sun, New York Magazine, and many more major news media outlets.

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4 thoughts on “Yoga For Inflexible People: Beginner Friendly”

  1. Is this program be appropriate for me? I am 67 years old, lift weights, and try to swim a mile, or walk/run 10 miles every day.

    1. George – I think this would be fantastic for you. This program was made for active guys (you) who need to work on their mobility. The workouts are beginner-friendly, but still challenging enough to be engaging. Are you thinking of signing up?

  2. I work in areas without access to the internet for days at a time. Is it possible to buy this program on DVD or download this series from your website? Or do you have to stream them?

    1. Hey Danny – is it possible to get download access! Once you sign up, you are able to download workouts for an additional fee on a la carte basis. Workouts are $2 to $5 each, and you’ll have unlimited access to download these workouts on as many devices as you’d like after that.

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