Mobility and flexibility are vital to powerlifting. Some of the benefits they offer include:
- Increased range of motion (ROM),
- Reduced incidence of injury,
- Decrease in the severity of injury,
- Delay in the onset of muscular fatigue,
- Prevention and alleviation of muscle soreness after exercise,
- Increase in the level of skill and muscular efficiency,
- Prolongation of sporting life.
Arguably one of the best and most knowledgeable men out there on this topic is Kelly Starett. His YouTube channel titled MobilityWOD is a great resource and will open your eyes to just how imbalanced and inflexible you are.
A great place to buy mobility and training tools is Rogue Fitness EU. Although alternative sellers and similar items are available elsewhere, so do shop around.