Flexibility training and stretching are just as important to fitness as cardio and strength training.
Flexibility exercises are designed to keep muscles, tendons and joints flexible and improve range of motion.
The importance of flexibility training and stretching include:
- Decreased chance of injury
- Improved performance
- Improved posture
- Reduced risk of lower back pain
- Improved muscle coordination
- Increased blood flow and nutrients to the tissue
Pilates, Yoga and stretching are all forms of flexibility training. One of the easiest ways to work on your flexibility is by stretching.
For today's challenge do/attempt to do one of the above flexibility videos.
Are you familiar with flexibility training?
Do you do Yoga or Pilates?
How often do you stretch?