Everyone talks about relaxation techniques to improve flexibility. But really, lacking flexibility is a sign from your body that it needs to be stronger, not more relaxed.
I know, I know. In your head, building strength and building flexibility mean entirely different things. But they aren’t.
Building strength and building flexibility are both about building ownership over your body and muscles.
When you build strength, your muscles are able to lift more (*strength*), and if you do it right, your muscles gain the ability to tolerate larger motions (*flexibility*).
When your body gets tight or inflexible, it is a sign that you need more strength. HOW you build your strength matters and most of us are taught entirely wrong.
Things to remember when strength training to build flexibility:
- Move slowly. Yes, be the slowest one in the gym (or at home).
- Respect, don’t push, your range of motion. More motion is not better. Staying in the range of motion that is pain free and feels good allows your body to do more later.
- Connect with your muscles. Brain-muscle connection is key to claiming ownership over how your body moves.
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