Mobility, strength, and balance... these are some of the benefits that a flexible person can have. Biologically, some people are more likely to have a flexible body than others, but in most cases, various exercises are needed to help you develop this quality.
When we train, it is not only necessary to work the muscles, it is also necessary to improve the ability of our muscles to adapt to different postures and movements.
So, to gain flexibility, you can incorporate some simple exercises into your daily routine at home or in the gym. Among these exercises we can highlight the following:
- Trunk stretching: the exercise consists of stretching arms and legs. The exercise can be performed standing or lying down; the important thing is to maintain the position for 15 or 20 seconds for each repetition.
- Fetal position: bring your knees to your chest so that the back and buttocks are well stretched. Being in the fetal position is ideal for improving back pain.
- Lumbar exercises: to do these exercises you must be seated. You stretch your right leg and keep your left leg tucked in. You must support the left forearm on the ground and bring the right arm above the head. Hold this position for about 30 seconds and then do it with your left leg straight.
- Butterfly position: sit with your back as straight as you can. Cross your legs so that the soles of your feet are in contact. Place your hands on your knees and gently move your legs up and down.
Many of these exercises are constantly practiced when performing yoga. This is an ideal activity to improve flexibility in the body and improve your overall health.