Steps To Maximize Your Flexibility
1. Always stretch after your workout
Your joints an
d muscles are warm, which means you can go further with your stretch. It also helps to decrease the build up of lactic acid in your muscles. Not stretching after a workout leads to stiff muscles.
2. Stretch am and pm
You must take time to stretch our muscles before beginning the martial arts training session. Stretching in the morning is harder than in the evening but it’s one of the best ways to increase flexibility.
3. Find creative ways to include stretching in your day-to-day life
If you like to watch TV then find a way to stretch while you watch TV. On the escalator, place your left heel a little off the step and stretch out your calf muscle.
4. Alternate your stretching
Our bodies quickly adapt so alternate your stretching and consistently challenge your body.
5. Focus on Optimal Flexibility for you
We all need to have a certain amount of flexibility but remember we are all different. It’s crucial that you never push yourself too hard and you work with your own body. If you want to get your head on your knees, don’t strain to get there or bend your legs in the process. Remember there never should be any pain when you stretch only patience.