It just didn’t really seem that important. Until recently.
Last week after months of attempting full leg raises without success you finally decided to start working on your flexibility.
Red-cheeked, with pure agony on your face you reached for your toes, to realize you couldn’t even pass beyond your knees.
Those 10 muscle ups you recently crossed off your to-do-list didn’t prepare you for a simple exercise that a 2-year old can do without even warming up.
Why haven’t you spent any time on getting more flexible? Why do you always feel so weak when attempting to stretch? Don’t you want to do the most advanced skills?
Surely, there has to be something wrong with your muscles.
When you come out of your stretch, you usually look and feel like a 98-year old who just got hit by a car.
So you tell yourself that your muscles are genetically short.
You aren’t stiff because you haven’t worked on your flexibility, you are stiff because your mom and dad made you that way.
Do you recognise the feeling? The thought?
After all, we never really want to blame ourselves and take responsibility if the answer would be that we were simply: “Too lazy”.
If you were put under anaesthesia you’d be able to do full splits.
Lack of flexibility means that you are weak in that area of your body, that’s why your body blocks you from getting into that position to protect you.
The good thing? You can win your body’s trust back. Thankfully, it’s forgiving.
Even you can get a front split. Yes, you can become flexible.
Shall I show you how? (more…)