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MAKE IT A GOAL TO BECOME MORE FLEXIBLE DURING LOCKDOWN

It's going to be hard keeping your usual training going during these times - especially strength building programs.


Let's face its , It's going to be hard to work on your 100 meter sprint in the kitchen or hallway!

But we can improve one thing during this lockdown - flexibility. 



1. Why Stretch

Here's many reasons why stretching is something we should seek to improve on while we have the time at home


> Promotes better circulation and blood flow

That alone has many many knock on effects such as - increased digestion 

- improves posture 

- reduces stress

- reduces lower back pain

- better nights sleep 

2. Benefits of improving Flexibility

If we can improve our flexibility during lockdown , when we return to the gym and regular training we will also see many benefits- 


> Increased range of motion 

> Better blood flow to muscles 

> Improved recovery time from workouts 

> Reduces risk of injury 


3. Exercises/Stretches to Try


LOWER BODY

> Standing Hamstring Stretch

Hold for 20 to 30 secs

10 yoga stretches for strength

> Triangle Pose

Hold for 20 to 30 secs each side

> Extended Side Angle Pose

Hold for 20 to 30 secs each side

> Warrior Pose

Hold for 20 to 30 secs each leg

> Low Pyramid Pose

Hold for 20 to 30 secs each leg

> Lunging Hip Flexor Stretch

Hold for 20 to 30 secs each leg

>Figure 4 (pretzel) stretch

Hold for 20 to 30 secs each leg


UPPER BODY

> Triceps Stretch

(arm behind head aim to reach shoulder blade)

Hold for 20 to 30 secs each arm

> Seated Shoulder Squeeze

Hold for 20 to 30 secs

> Seated Neck Release

Hold for 20 to 30 secs each side

> Cobra/Sphinx Post

Hold for 30 secs

Bring arms closer to body, hold for a further 20 secs


>> Try out our Mobility/Strength/Core online routine or Live classes

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