Flexibility not only feels great. Flexibility is also the key to avoid injuries and create better posture.
The flexibility of the spine together with good core strength is the answer to a healthy back.
Most people suffer from tight hamstrings and tight hip flexors. I see young and older with the same problems, the more we sit the greater the problem.
Tight muscles also occur when exercising, especially resistance training. The repeated shortening of the muscle during repetitions while training needs a lot of stretching to recover and most of us neglect this area.
Resistance training often focuses on the global muscles and neglect the smaller local muscles. This can become a problem in the long run as the body recruits the stronger and dominating muscles and the smaller supporting muscles become weaker.
A tight muscle prevents us to move correctly and over time problems can occur such as pain, poor posture and injury.
Stretching is very important. Stretching has become even more important due to our inactive lifestyle and if we are very active stretching is just as important.
I take clients through a range of static and dynamic stretches to improve range and flexibility. Flexibility takes time but the frequency is key.