The Benefits Of Flexibility Training
Why Is Flexibility Important?
What Are The Best Types Of Exercises For Flexibility And How Much Should I Train My Body To Achieve These Goals?
How Long Does It Take To Build Up Strength With A Specific Exercise Program?
Which Type Of Equipment Can Be Used When Doing An Exercises?
Can I Use Any Kind Of Equipment While Doing An Exercises?
Are There Any Other Types Of Workouts That May Help Me Gain More Muscle Or Lose Fat?
How Many Days Per Week Should I Do My Exercises?
Should I Train Both Muscles And Bones At The Same Time?
Is There Any Way To Avoid Injuries To My Muscles Or Bones?
What If I Already Have Some Muscle Weakness, How Can I Quickly Build Up My Muscles And Strength?
Chances are, you’ve probably heard of someone who has used some type of work out equipment or some type of exercise routine to achieve their training goals.
But have you heard of anyone who has used a simple pencil and paper to achieve muscle growth or strength gains?
Well in this article we are going to look at why flexibility is important, types of exercises for flexibility and how much you should train your body to achieve these goals.Let’s first talk about what flexibility is. It is the ability of your muscles to move through a range of motion or in other words the amount that you can bend, twist or turn your body. The more flexible you are, the better you are able to avoid injuries such as pulled muscles during physical activity.For some people flexibility is a major concern while others focus more on strength and endurance . Flexibility training can be beneficial for both sports and recreational activity. The more flexible you are the better you will be able to perform during exercise or even daily physical activity. A good example of the importance of flexibility is when playing a sport such as basketball, a team with players who are very flexible tend to be able to score more goals then a team whose players are less flexible. Even if a team has less skill then their opponent they can still win by outscoring them due to superior flexibility.For recreational activity being flexible can help you in many ways such as helping you avoid injury when stretching your muscles during and after physical activity. It can also help you gain more enjoyment from your activities because you are able to perform them with ease and without pain.Achieving flexibility is done by performing stretching exercises. There is a wide range of stretching techniques available for you to try. The most common types of stretching techniques are static, ballistic, passive and active.Before we go any further with this article there are a few things you should keep in mind. The first is flexibility is just like any other attribute of your body such as strength or endurance and can be improved through training. There are also different types of stretching and different types of flexibility you can achieve. The flexibility you are born with is called your ‘maximum’ flexibility and the amount you can improve upon through training is called your ‘current’ flexibility.Also keep in mind that flexibility may sometimes have a pain tolerance associated with it. This means that you will not be able to stretch your muscles to their maximum until your body gets use to the new range of motion. When this happens you will feel a mild pain in the area that you are stretching. This pain will eventually subside as your body gets use to the new range of motion.This is where the concept of ‘current’ and ‘maximum’ flexibility comes in to play. Your current flexibility is the amount you can stretch without pain, while your maximum flexibility is the total amount you can stretch. For example your current flexibility may be that you can touch your nose with your arm outstretched, but your maximum flexibility may be that you can touch your shoulder. It is important to familiarize yourself with the different types of stretching so you can get the most out of your training.Now that we got the basics out of the way let’s discuss each type of stretching in more depth.Static Stretching:Static stretching is where you stretch a muscle to it’s maximum and hold it there. This type of stretching is desirable for some types of muscles, however it should never be used for warming up.
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