Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Improving flexibility. ^^

Recently I came across this article on flexibility improvement that I thought could help in stretching for heelstretch or scorpion especially for flyers. (:

1) Commit to Your Flexibility Routine
Aim to stretch for 20-30 mins EVERYDAY. You can't gain flexibility if you're not willing to commit to a stretching routine.

2) Breathe Deeply
When stretching, breathe deeply, fully & slowly (i.e stay relaxed). It helps to calm nervous agitation aka relax. Hence your muscle fibers can stretch more deeply than they would if you were to tense up.

3) Breathe into Your Muscles
As you focus your attention on the muscle you're stretching while simultaneously breathing deeply, you'll be able to gain more flexibility in that muscle more quickly than you would if you simply stretched it without paying attention.

4) Contract and Relax
The final step is to contract your muscles, hold the contraction for 20 to 30 seconds, and then stretch again. Stretching your muscles after contracting them for 20 to 30 seconds would allow you to move far deeper into your stretching exercises.

5) Repeat Your Stretches
Repetition is key to gaining flexibility fast. Repeat your stretching exercises 2-3 times per stretching session allows your muscles to grow longer faster. For the second and third time, you'll notice a big difference in your own flexibility. You'll find that you can go deeper into your stretches and hold them for longer.

JIAYOU!! Let's do well for our 1st tryouts which is approaching in < a month's time. (Y)(Y)(Y)(Y)(Y)(Y)(Y)

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