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Flexibility Exercises Aren't Enough

Flexibility Exercises Aren't Enough

Just being flexible isn't providing us with the necessary level of fitness, and the role of stretching exercises prescribed at the gym is now being debated.

Being flexible isn't making us age better, or be injury-free and is not improving our sports performance in any activity which does not require a wide range of motion.

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Strength Training is a better alternative to stretching, and the pro-athletes are now skipping the stretching part of the pre-workout routine and replacing it with a 3-stage dynamic workout:

  • Start with a simple jog or swim to warm up.
  • Progress towards dynamic stretchi...

This is exemplified by the sit-and-reach test, in which you see how close you can come to touching your toes (or how far beyond them you can reach) while sitting on the floor with legs outstretched.
The best way to improve static flexibility is with static stretching, which...

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Wondering how to improve your flexibility? Here’s what you need to know.

Flexibility training can allow greater freedom of movement and improved posture, increase physical and mental relaxation, help to release muscle tension, and reduce the risk of injury.

There are many ways to improve flexibility, from stretch...

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If the idea of touching your toes feels impossible, you may be wondering how to improve your flexibility. Being flexible and having a good range of motion is important, yet an often overlooked element of fitness.

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Five Ways To Improve Flexibility:

  • Practice Yoga, Pilates, tai chi and stretching.
  • Get good quality protein post your exercise routine, combining it with Vitamin C to aid recovery.
  • Hold your stretches of a longer period, like 30 seconds if you can.
  • Practice ...

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The benefits of starting a stretching routine

  • Stress relief. Our muscles can tighten up in response to physical and emotional stress. Stretching can help relax tight muscles so we feel more relaxed ourselves. 
  • Increased flexibility. Most researchers agree that 10 to 20 seconds of stretching is e...

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