How Flexible Are You? Improve Your Flexibility
You’d be forgiven for thinking exercise was all about getting fitter. It is, to be sure, but it’s about much more than that too. Take flexibility for example. It pays to be more flexible, but you may not realise why.
Kickboxing offers you greater flexibility among a range of other benefits. So let’s see why you should aim for this particular benefit when you add kickboxing to your weekly calendar.
One of the great advantages of better flexibility is the ability to move better and without any stiffness or a sense of feeling uncomfortable. You’ll also have a better posture – something many of us could do with.
Poor posture is associated with lots of aches and pains too. It stands to reason then that improved flexibility means improved posture… and that means fewer aches and pains as well. No matter what age you are, taking up kickboxing could make you feel better in lots of different ways.
Flexibility also helps to reduce any sore muscles you might otherwise have. The more flexible you are, the less likely it is you’ll pull a muscle or even feel tense in your muscles. Whatever your day job might be, if you come home feeling those aches and pains or you feel tense and tight because you’ve been working all day, this could all change for the better with improved flexibility.
Finally you can also look forward to fewer injuries. Think about it for a moment – if you aren’t very flexible you are more likely to sprain an ankle or have any number of other minor injuries simply because you cannot prevent them. The more flexible you are, the more likely it is you can prevent these things from happening.
Not a bad benefit to have for taking a kickboxing class each week, is it?
Owner and Chief Instructor of Deacons Martial Arts and Fitness in Oadby, Leicester.