How flexible are you? Flexibility is your range of movement at a joint. If
your muscles are too tight, you can't move as freely
as nature intended. To boost flexibility, you need to
stretch. There are many benefits of having flexible
- You reduce your chances of pulling a muscle
- The risk of back pain is reduced
- Your posture improves
- You become more functionally fit to perform everyday
I recommend that you stretch at the end of every
workout- it only takes around ten minutes - to bring your muscles
back to their correct resting length, and to increase
the flexibility of any particularly tight muscles you
have. I will show you a variety of stretching methods,
and how to do them most effectively - and safely. Stretching
should never be painful. Some people even find it
quite relaxing after a vigorous workout.
I will analyse your flexibility, particularly around
the shoulder joints, the trunk, hips, knees, and ankles.
Poor flexibility is quite common particularly in the
hamstrings and calf muscles. No personal trainer in
London worth their salt would start training you without
first assessing your flexibility.
Beware- it is possible to be too flexible! You should
never become so flexible at a joint that the joint loses
stability and the muscle loses strength. I will advise
you on the right degree of flexibility, and encourage
you not to neglect this aspect of fitness.
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