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.