When you think about improving your flexibility, what comes to your mind?
Feeling like you can move easily without hurting yourself?
Swinging a club or a racquet with more ease and comfort?
Feeling unrestricted when you want to do things?
Having muscles that feel loose and light?
What Is Flexibility?
Flexibility is an amazing function of our body. It is essentially the sum total of how far, how well, how easily, how quickly and how comfortably we can move our body in various ways. When we lose flexibility, some of life’s movements can get difficult, painful or even frightening.
Over the years, I’ve worked one on one with over 500 clients and some of the movements that have commonly been problematic for them include..
- Swinging a club or a racquet
- Walking, running or lifting weights
- Picking up or playing with kids/grand kids
- Doing housework or yard work
- Swinging a baseball bat
- Throwing a baseball
- Reaching overhead
- Reaching behind the back
- Going up or down stairs
- Sleeping in a preferred position
- Sitting or standing for long periods
Just to name a few….
What movements do you love to do that are now getting difficult, painful or frightening?
Flexibility = Freedom
Flexibility is very synonymous with freedom. If we feel flexible and able to move our bodies the way we want to, than we we feel more free to do what we love to do.
When we lose this freedom, it often begins with simple things becoming more difficult. If it keeps getting worse, than our life can eventually feel dominated by pain and a fear of hurting ourselves even worse.
Hopefully you haven’t gotten to that point, but even if you have, there is hope.
What many people don’t realize is that our muscle system is responsible for maintaining our flexibility. Every movement you do is performed by your muscles, and without your muscles working well, you cannot move well and do what you love to do.
This is why improving the function of your muscles simultaneously improves your flexibility, and why improving flexibility can simultaneously improve quality and enjoyment of life.
Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) is a cutting edge process that corrects flexibility deficiencies within the muscle system. Non-Fiction Fitness is the leading Muscle Activation Techniques provider in Sarasota and Manatee county and we have been for years. We combine MAT with our unique system of Positional Strength Training, Manual Resistance Training and Dynamic Exercise Prescription to give our clients the best flexibility gains possible.
Of course, if you asked me, I’d tell you that I believe our program is the best program out there for improving flexibility. I really mean it too.
But don’t take my word for it, check out what some of our clients have said about their results by clicking here- http://www.nonfictionfitness.com/what-others-are-saying/
For a Simple At-Home Self-Test to See How Your Flexibility Is, Check Out This 16-Point Personal Mobility Assessment Video:
Also, if you haven’t yet, be sure to download a copy of the book “Improve Muscles-Improve Life” to find out more about what we do at Non-Fiction Fitness. You can find the download form on the right side of this page.
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Hope to meet you soon!