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Flexibility & Stretching

Why stretching is important?

Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Then, when you call on the muscles for activity, they are weak and unable to extend all the way. That puts you at risk for joint pain, strains, and muscle damage.

For example, sitting in a chair all day results in tight hamstrings in the back of the thigh. That can make it harder to extend your leg or straighten your knee all the way, which inhibits walking.

Regular stretching keeps muscles long, lean, and flexible, and this means that exertion won't put too much force on the muscle itself. Healthy muscles also help a person with balance problems to avoid falls.

Очень нравится заниматься с Марией, тренировки всегда разнообразные и интересные. Объясняет детально как делать упражнения. Кроме того мотивирует на результат , который у меня уже виден. Мне повезло что меня тренирует Мария. Я бы рекомендовала ее всем !

This is just what my body needs

Flexibility has been researched for over 100 years. Its track record is unimpressive, particularly when viewed in light of other components of physical fitness. Flexibility lacks predictive and concurrent validity value with meaningful health and performance outcomes. Consequently, it should be retired as a major component of fitness.

~ Nuzzo, 2020, Sports Medicine

UM club stretching classes
UM club stretching classes

I’m getting more flexible each time I stretch.

There are many benefits to regular stretching. Not only can stretching help increase your flexibility, which is an important factor of fitness, but it can also improve your posture, reduce stress and body aches, and more.

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