The Benefits of Flexibility Training
Flexibility training is a type of exercise that helps to improve the range and flexibility of your body’s muscles, tissues, and fascia. It can help you become more physically active, may help reduce your risk of injury, increase your range of motion, improve your posture, may improve your sleep, and increase your overall quality of life. Let’s take a look at the benefits of flexibility training and how it can help you live a healthier, better life.
May Reduce Your Risk for Injury
Flexibility training does not prevent you from getting injured. However, if you are flexible, have basic range of motion (i.e., squat fully, bend over touching the ground with your hands, clasp your hands behind your back), you stand a better chance of not getting injured because your body's muscles, tissue, and fascia are more mobile. When you stretch it also increases the amount of fluid and lubrication in the tendons, ligaments, and hydrates the muscles around the joint capsules. This increased lubrication makes it easier for you to move more freely, which could help reduce the risk for injuries while increasing your overall performance capabilities.
Improve Your Posture
Your posture is an important part of how you present yourself to the world. Poor posture can cause neck strain, back pain, and tight muscles, as well as make activities like running or lifting weights more difficult than they need to be. Flexibility training will help increase your basic range of motion in areas like your core, shoulders, neck, hips, hamstrings, spine, glutes, and quads, which will enable better control over your posture when sitting or standing. It can also make it easier to maintain proper form during workout activities like weightlifting or running since your body will be better able to support itself through movements that require balance or stabilization.
Increase Your Range Of Motion
Having greater range of motion means that you have more control over movement patterns like twisting, squatting, pulling, pushing, holding, and bending which are necessary for everyday tasks like tying shoes or reaching items on high shelves. Flexibility training can help increase this range by lengthening tight muscles so they are able to move more freely with less effort than before.
At Your Ocean we understand the importance of flexibility training and its role in helping you live a healthier, better life. If you’re looking for ways to increase your range of motion, which could help in you living a longer and healthier life, then consider investing in one of our personalized flexibility programs today. Our experienced trainers will create a plan that is tailored to meet your goals while helping you stay safe and make significant progress in your flexibility. Contact us today to learn more!