Stretching & Flexibility
Stretching and flexibility exercises can sometimes be seen as just a small part of a warm-up or warm-down routine, but they are far more important than that. Stretching exercises are just as important as all the other routines in your fitness regime, whatever sport you participate in, and at whatever level.
Research has shown that improved flexibility has a number of important benefits, such as improving the range of joint motion, reducing the risk of injury, and helping the body to recover quicker from the physical demands training and competition places on your body. These benefits can help contribute towards your general health, fitness and in the long-term, your performance optimisation.
Paying particular attention to certain vitamins and minerals may also have a positive effect on your flexibility and hence your performance. Vitamin C can help slow down the wear and tear on joints, helping them stay flexible, and vitamin B complex is effective in increasing the blood flow to muscles, tendons and ligaments, which can aid stretching.
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If you want to improve your flexibility and enhance your stretching programme, then this article will cover many of the major mistakes that most people make. If you are able to eliminate these simple mistakes from your stretching and flexibility routines, you will reduce your chances of incurring an injury, and also help with your overall health and well-being.
If you fail to warm up correctly, and simply leap into your stretching routine, you […]