It’s a well known fact that flexibility is an area where most people are lacking, and by “most people” I don’t just mean office workers and the “average Joe”. I’m talking pro athletes. Football players. Triathletes. The list literally goes on and on and on.
And no, I’m not saying ALL pro athletes are lacking in this area – but the vast majority, though most definitely “up there” in the strength, conditioning and “skill” areas COULD use some improvement in these areas.
In fact, we ALL could. Yours truly is no exception.
Improving your flexibility is key not to just maintaining your overall health and fitness levels, but also A HUGE factor in determining how you FEEL through the entire day.
Chances are your carrying WAY too much stress in certain areas of your body, the back being the #1 area for most people. Tight traps, lower back, and even the middle back.
After the back, we come to the hamstrings – which has always been a problem area for me as well.
One of the BIGGEST MISNOMERS here though, and I kid you not is that flexibility and strength are thought of as separate things.
And they may be if you stretch incorrectly – but always remember – flexibility without the strength to back it up is of no use whatsoever.
Therefore, ALWAYS remember that done correctly, STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY go HAND IN HAND. And if you don’t believe me, just look at some of the pictures of me doing a gymnastic bridge in the book with ONE hand.
And you can go further than THAT, as I’ll be showing you in the advanced book.
Don’t just look – TRY – and THEN get back to me.
The last thing to remember here is that not all of us are “born flexible”. When I first started working on some of the things I mention in my book, I was unable to do more than a single sloppy repetition despite being in fairly good physical condition prior to that.
And this includes my ALL TIME FAVORITE exercise that I “carp” on repeatedly, unashamedly and UNABASHEDLY through the entire book.
Guess what though – I kept at it, and pretty soon I was able to do what I was aiming for.
I made several mistakes along the way, but I kept learning. There are several things you can do to SPEED THE PROCESS along, but they are hard to convey via writing alone, so I’m going to be making a new video on these as well soon.
What exactly, you might ask? Well it’s simple. Just focus on the muscle, – and SQUEEZE. And this ONE thing alone will improve your flexibility by leaps and bounds – and it will NOT TAKE MONTHS.
Still don’t believe the part about strength and flexibility going hand in hand? Well, I have this to say – DO THE THING and THEN, and only THEN – get back to me.
I look forward to hearing back!
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