We talk about why we should improve flexibility.
What is flexibility?
Flexibility is about movement and the quality of bending easily without breaking. Wikipedia defines it as: “Flexibility or limberness refers to the range of movement in a joint or series of joints, and length in muscles that cross the joints to induce a bending movement or motion. Flexibility varies between individuals, particularly in terms of differences in muscle length of multi-joint muscles. Flexibility in some joints can be increased to a certain degree by exercise, with stretching a common exercise component to maintain or improve flexibility. “
As we age we lose some muscle mass. After 35 years our muscle mass decreases.
We need to improve flexibility for balance especially for long distance runners. One way to do this is by touching your toes. Both standing up and sitting is a great idea.
If you are inflexible you cannot move much. Even tying your shoelaces would be difficult. You cannot be more efficient as a person.
Also balancing on the BOSU ball is another great idea. You can buy the BOSU ball from any sports store.Here’s how to do it on Youtube
Another one is the TRX workout where you can try some different things and increase your flexibility. These straps cost anywhere from $20-$199
Do try these to improve flexibility.