In spite of a lot of moaning and groaning with the greatest difficulty in the world, do you not touch your toes with your fingertips? Your flexibility reveals a lot about the condition of your body, discover with the exercises below how your flexibility is.
Start in the pump position, with your hands straight under your shoulders. Move your left foot to the level of your left hand and place your right knee on the floor. Lower your left shoulder to the floor as deep as you can. Hold it for two seconds. Return to starting position and repeat on the other side. Repeat this a total of three times on each side.
If your left side turns out to be much more flexible on the right side, you may have a problem. A lack of flexibility often indicates a lack of strength. This means that one hip is less flexible than the other. This can not only indicate serious balance problems, but also that other parts of the body will try to compensate for this. This can lead to overload.
Hamstrings and calves
From a pump position, you start with your feet in the direction of your hands to step. With small steps, your buttocks gradually move into the air. Walk with your feet as far as you can without bending your knees. Breathe three times and then walk with you until you are back in pump position. Repeat three times. If you can only take a few small steps, or do not get your feet any further than where your knees were in the starting position, you may have a problem. Stiff the calves and hamstrings can be a sign that your movements are not broad enough. In that case, you get the risk of an injury.
Sit on your knees on a soft surface, spread your legs as wide as possible. Lean forward and place all your body weight on your forearms. Keep these on the floor, push your butt backward and sit on your calves. Hold it for two seconds. Return to your starting position. Repeat the entire exercise ten times. If you cannot move your ass far back, that means that the hips are stiff. This usually indicates a completely stiff body. This may indicate that your lifestyle is too passive. Regular and varied exercise helps to make all your joints flexible. These are problems that often occur in the elderly.
Spread your legs apart and keep your knees tucked. Lean as far as possible to the right, try to bring your right knee to the ground. Meanwhile, turn your upper body and bring your hands to the floor on the side of your right leg. If you can not go any further, try to move your upper body to the ground and hold it for three seconds. Return to starting position and repeat on the left. Then repeat the entire exercise twice on each side. If your knee cannot get to the floor or you can go much deeper on one side than on the other, it means your thighs are stiff. In that case, your back will often have to compensate for. This results in back pain in almost every movement. Most people have one leg stronger and one leg flexible than the other. Still, they should be pretty much the same. What happens, another part of the body will compensate, resulting in overload and therefore cause in most cases back pain. To avoid this repeat these four exercises, three to four times a week before starting your sport, it allows you to vary your sport and gain flexibility. After a month, you should see an improvement.