Today we will discuss how a stretching trainer can benefit your health.
What is a Flexibility Coach?
A flexibility coach is similar to a personal trainer in that the coach will be providing a personalized approach to your wellness. A few sessions with a flexibility specialist will help you implement stretching safely and effectively. They will have a strong understanding of anatomy and will be able to teach you new stretches that work for you. Additionally, your coach will guide you to ensure proper form while completing the stretches.
To stand to benefit in numerous ways from the personalized insight of a stretching coach. Some of the top benefits of flexibility training include:
- Learn safe movements from a professional
- Enhance range of motion and posture
- Increase physical and mental relaxation
- Release muscle tension and soreness
- Reduce your risk of injury
- And more
How to Perform a Stretch Safely and Effectively
Before you begin stretching, make sure you are wearing flexible clothing that will allow you to reach a full range of motion. Stretchy fabrics or loose fitting clothes will work best. Make sure you are stretching on a flat surface to avoid injury.
It’s important to note that there are two main types of stretching techniques: dynamic stretches and static stretches. Dynamic stretches are often performed before a workout and static stretches after exercise.
- Static Stretch: A stretch that is performed without movement. With this type of stretch, you will hold a pose for an extended period of time. An example of a static stretch is touching your toes.
- Dynamic Stretch: This type of stretch entails a lot more movement. Swinging, bouncing, and kicking are the kinds of motions involved in a dynamic stretch. Some common examples include high knees and lunges.
Remember to keep these helpful stretching tips in mind:
- Take a deep breath and slowly exhale as you move into the stretch.
- For a static stretch, hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds, relax and then repeat the stretch two to four more times.
- For a dynamic stretch, continue the movement until you begin to feel fatigue.
- Don’t strain or push a muscle too far. If a stretch hurts, ease up.
- Don’t hold your breath during the stretch. Continue to breathe normally.
Although stretching doesn’t seem like a big deal, it is one of the best ways to prevent injuries. Stretching can help prevent strain during physical activities, such as lifting weights, and improves form. It is in your best interest to improve your flexibility by incorporating new stretching poses into your routine. And a flexibility specialist can help with that.
Start Working with a Flexibility Coach Today!
At Whole Intent, we specialize in health and wellness plans that suit your individual needs. We want to help you get into the best shape possible with sustainable routines that you enjoy. And our flexibility and stretching coach, Ashlee, is ready to guide you towards success.
Contact us today to set up an appointment with our expert coach.