I've never been very flexible, even as a kid, and rarely stretched through 30+ years of cycling/running/kayaking/hiking. I knew I should, but I just didn't.
Now in my 60s, and coming off several months of reduced activity (family stuff, life changes; everybody has an excuse...), I've become so stiff I can't even get into the starting position for a lot of exercises. Can't reach much past my knees, can't sit on the floor with my legs extended, can't turn my head to look out the back window of the car etc.
I've been in and out of shape many times, and understand what's required to get fit, but this stiffness thing is new to me. Progress is SO slow...is there a light at the end of this tunnel?
No medical issues, BTW. Just age and lack of recent use.