Ever wonder why some people are born human pretzels whilst others struggle to touch their toes? Here we explain the the what, why and how on flexibility.
What is flexibility? Flexibility is a combination of the range of movement in a joint/s and the length in muscles that cross that joint/s to create a bending movement or motion.
Why are we people more flexible then other? Flexibility varies between people due to differences in muscle and especially in people with multi joint muscles.
How do you become more flexible? To become more flexible, you need a mixture of muscular flexibility and joint mobility. Stretching the muscles lengthens the muscles fibers and creates a greater range of motion.
The Benefits of being more flexible?
How can Pilates help you with Flexibility? Pilates uses slow and controlled exercises that include static holds and dynamic stretching to strengthen and lengthen the muscles increasing flexibility. Pilates also works both Global and smaller stabilizes muscles in the body so there are no muscle imbalances.
Why Pilates is Important in the role of Flexibility? Pilates holds the key to a balance body. It focuses on strength, co-ordination and flexibility. Whilst there are many benefits to being flexible, a true healthy body is combined equally with strength and stability.
Want to work on your flexibility? All our Pilates classes are designed to lengthen and strengthen the muscles, creating a balanced aligned body. Looking for more of a stretch? Try our Stretch a Release class which focuses on releasing muscle tension, increasing range of motion and lengthening muscles.