We could all use a little more flexibility in life, right?
While we can’t guarantee you’ll start enjoying your partner’s taste in movies, we can get your body more flexible and improve your athletic performance.
Flexibility training is a gradual process that lengthens and stretches your muscles to prevent injuries, back pain, and balance problems.
If you’re looking to reach the next level of performance, flexibility training will help you achieve a full range of motion and open up new athletic possibilities for you.
Benefits of increased flexibility include:
- Reduced stress in the exercising muscles and releases tension developed during the workout.
- Assists with posture by balancing the tension placed across the joint by the muscles that cross it. Proper posture minimizes stress and maximizes the strength of all joint movements.
- Reduces the risk of injury during exercise and daily activities because muscles are more pliable.
- Improves performance of everyday activities as well s performance in exercise and sport.
- Helps you prevent injuries, back pain, and balance problems.
Types of stretching:
- Static-active stretching: to overcome the stretch reflex (the automatic tightening of a muscle when stretched, which relaxes after approx. 20 seconds) to coax a joint into a wider range of motion.
- Dynamic stretching: to use increasingly dynamic movements through the full range of motion of a join.
- Static-passive stretching: to assume the right position and make use of an external force (i.e. gravity, your flexibility coach) in order to stretch the muscles.
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