Is Becoming More Flexible Important To You?
When you hear the word “flexibility” what comes to your mind? For some it may be a golf or tennis swing that feels smooth and easy. For others it may be being able to reach over head, scratch certain parts of your back, bend over and touch your toes, turn your head while driving or reach behind your car seat. Maybe for you it’s feeling like you can move easily without the risk of hurting yourself or not feeling so tight and restricted when you try to do things.
What Is Flexibility?
Flexibility is an interesting function of the body. Webster’s dictionary defines the word flexible as:
- A ready capability to adapt to new, different, or changing requirements.
This describes what many of us see as flexibility in our body. In our daily life we ask our bodies to do different things and if we are flexible enough, those things are able to be done easily. If we are not very flexible, those things can be very difficult. Isn’t it frustrating to not be able to physically do what it is you want to do?
Flexibility = Freedom
Flexibility can be synonymous with freedom. If our ability to easily do the things our daily life requires than we can start to feel less free and more restricted.
This feeling of restriction may begin with simple things becoming more difficult like touching your toes, reaching behind the seat in your car, washing your back or executing a smooth exercise or sports movement. Eventually this can lead to feeling like you can’t do things that are essential for your daily life and maybe even feeling like you might hurt yourself. If you have never experienced this, consider yourself very fortunate. If you have, than you know that this kind of restriction can slowly diminish your quality of life.
What many people don’t realize is that our muscle system is responsible for maintaining our flexibility. You see, every movement and every activity you will ever partake in has to be performed by muscles. Without muscles working well and being flexible, we cannot move and do what we need to do. Because of this, working on improving the function of your muscles simultaneously improves your flexibility.
A cutting edge process of correcting deficiencies within the muscle system called Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) is the primary process used at Non-Fiction Fitness to increase our clients flexibility and is then combined with unique and personalized resistance training to get optimal results.
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