Flexibility is undermined by so many people it’s not even funny. You MUST learn how to become more flexible because it will save you from possible injuries as you get older, and more.
Sure, now you might be fine. You might be a young guy who is able to reach around to his back with no problem or maybe a young girl who is able to perform gymnast feats with no issue. The key thing is NOW you are able to do this.
But that will change the more you get older. After the age of thirty, we start to slowly die as our cells very slowly don’t regenerate like they used to. Aside from the many things that come with this, we also start to lose our flexibility very slowly.
It will start with little things like you not being able to move as you once did. Your hamstrings wills tart to get stiff. The mobility in your hips will start to go as well and before you know it when you get into your fifties, you’re wondering how the hell you aren’t able to touch your toes anymore.
The even scarier thing is this is some of you right now. You might be laughing but its’ not a good thing.
Lacking flexibility does everything from restricts us to everyday life simple things such a bending down to pick something off the floor to increase the likelihood of us getting injured because our muscles are tight.
And I know what you’re thinking. You hate stretching. The thought of it makes you shift your eyes and dismiss the idea right away.
And that’s fine you can do that. But you will regret it later. It's just a matter of when.
Everyone is different and responds differently. Some will start to see the effects of not stretching earlier on than others. It goes the same for people seeing results from stretching. It will vary per person.
But the important thing is to stretch so you can combat the muscle pain, posture, and possible injuries that may occur in the future.
The great thing about this is it’s not that hard to start and is easier than you think.
Start off by stretching each body part for 15 seconds.
I would suggest 30, generally anyway, but I have met some people who can’t even handle that so if that’s you then start at 15.
pick a stretching exercise for each body part every day.
There’s plenty online that you can easily search up and follow and every day holds that perform it for 15 seconds or more.
Do this for one month.
And once you see that you can start to slowly move forward and ease a little easier into the stretch (and you will, provided you are actually challenging your body through a proper stretch) then you make it slightly harder by adding more time.
Just as if you were creating progressive overload with an exercise, you are going to do the same thing with stretching. Slowly over time, you make it harder and more challenging for yourself.
You roughly want to increase it every month or so, but you listen to your body.
And you keep doing this every day for anywhere between 5 to 15 minutes a day.
You’re telling me you don’t have 5 minutes? At least 5 minutes??
Of course, you do.
The question is whether you want to or not.
Just start off slow and light and do it every day
The truth is we need to do things we don’t like to get results we wish we had.
This is no different.
Trust me, you will only gain benefits from adding this to your routine every day and your future self will thank you when you learn how to become more flexible.
But with that being said, when is the last time you have stretched? Have you even stretched at all?
Disclaimer: Adam is not a doctor nor a nutritionist. This is all from the experience Adam has gained through himself and through schooling. Through his videos, Adam shares his personal and educational experience that he has acquired over the past years of training individuals through fitness and nutrition. Adam would strongly recommend you see your physician before starting or completing any exercise program. You should be in good physical condition to participate in the exercises which are why consulting your physician would be recommended.
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