Flexibility Goals

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What should my flexibility goals be?

Flexibility Goals

Sometimes less really is more and you can over-stretch yourself.

More flexibility and more stretching are not always better. Work to attain and maintain normal flexibility, unless you need more for your sport or activity. You do not need the flexibility of a gymnast, diver, or ice skater if you are a runner, cyclist, or fitness exerciser.

Also, no matter how much you stretch, flexibility is partially genetic. You probably know if you have the potential to excel in a sport that requires great flexibility. Yes, you can probably improve the range of your karate kicks with some stretching exercises, but stretching through pain can lead to joint laxity and possible injury. So don't overdo it.



2/14/2007 3:30:41 PM
Dave said:

Actually, this was pretty helpful. I sometimes think that more stretcing is good, when in fact it can be bad.

6/14/2011 6:24:03 PM
tay said:

well this was shiut info


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