I get these questions and see statements like these, A LOT:
“What stretches should I do?” or “I think I need to stretch more”.
It’s a common misconception, to think stretching is going to solve all of your problems.
You wake up as stiff as a board the day after training,
You stand up feeling like the Tin Man,
And you think you just need to stretch away your creakiness.
But does it really make any sense? Should you really stretch more?
One of my best clients has been a yoga teacher for 20+ years so, as you can imagine, she stretches A LOT.
When she came to me she had major FLEXIBILITY but no MOBILITY.
Meaning she was able to reach the range of motions passively but had no strength, no control, there.
She would often joke how she would get blown over with the wind.
Is that what you really want when training for real life?
If you do this wrong you’re not only NOT going to rid your body of the stiffness, you’re also going to weaken your muscles,
You’ll end up wearing yourself thin, and then having “surprise” injuries, often.
If you do this right, and you move better and you move more often, you’ll have better results with less effort.
You’ll be more connected to your body, you’ll be able to understand what it’s saying, and you’ll know how to have a conversation with it that will unlock new possibilities, strengthen old connections, and prevent injury.
If this sounds like you, and you want help overcoming this stiffness and weakness once and for all, book a call with me to talk about it.
Click that link to go to my calendar and pick a time that works for you. Fill out the quick form afterwards so I can provide the most value for you on the call.
We’ll get clear on what’s keeping you stuck right now, where you want to go, and we’ll see if we’re a good fit to work together. And if we are, I’ll tell you how we can cultivate the confidence, clarity, and strength you need to do that.
P.S. - That client I mentioned earlier, she's now stronger than most guys I see at the gym. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but there is something wrong with knowing that you can be better, and not doing anything about it. If you know you are not where you want to be right now, why wait to take action?
Here's that link again.