Today we’re focusing on our flexibility series! Developing and maintaining flexibility is absolutely vital to general daily activities, as well as sport performance. As we age, our flexibility deteriorates mainly due to a sedentary lifestyle. This becomes even more of an issue for people who sit at a desk all day long. Below are three stretches for you to incorporate into your daily routine that emphasize lower body flexibility throughout the posterior chain (glutes, hamstrings, and calves) and the hip flexors.
As a certified personal trainer, I want to emphasize the importance of stretching the lower half of the body while maintaining good posture throughout the upper body. This concept is extremely important in our effort in maintaining core stability.
Ease your way into these stretches and remember to breathe- there will be more to come.
Tom Campbell Fitness NCSF - Certified Personal Trainer Starkville, MS