Stretch Sundays

So today was supposed to be ‘leg day’ but when I got to the gym I had a change of heart. I actually couldn’t be bothered so I decided to work on my flexibility and stretch out my body instead.

Flexibility is important because it:

  • Improves your performance
  • Decreases the risk of injury
  • Reduces muscle soreness
  • Improves your posture 
  • Improves muscle coordination
  • Improves balance and coordination

I decided to practice some Yoga stretches and although I’ve never been to a yoga class I would like to thank Instagram- my yoga teacher.

I seem to be quite flexible so I think yoga is something i’m going to take up.

By increasing your flexibility through stretching, your balance and coordination improves during a workout. Whereas the lack of flexibility can cause your movements to become slower and increases the chances of muscle strain and injuries after a workout.

So make sure you include stretching as part of your exercise regime.