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4 Stretching Myths

Updated: Jun 3

There are so many myths out there that hold people back from realizing their true flexibility potential. Here's the truth behind some of the common ones:

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Myth # 1: NOT EVERYONE CAN GET MORE FLEXIBLE

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While there are some people that should not and can not participate in stretching exercises for medical reasons, the vast majority of healthy adults CAN and WILL become more flexible with regular practice. Yes, some people are naturally more flexible than others, and it may take them less time to see the same results; however, with enough dedication YOU TOO will be able to reach your flexibility goals!

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Myth # 2: YOU MUST STRETCH 7 DAYS A WEEK TO GET RESULTS

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Our muscles need to rest & recover. If your stretching workouts are efficiently designed and you approach each training session in a systematic way, 3 to 4 hour-long sessions per week is recommended for most people.

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Myth # 3: STRETCHING WILL NOT ASSIST YOU IN LOSING WEIGHT

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Slow-paced, easy-breezy static elements are NOT our jam at FLEXSPACE. We love to challenge our students and see them SWEAT & burn calories while working to improve their flexibility and mobility!


Nonetheless, unless you combine dynamic moves with adequate nutrition + quality sleep, the overall fitness results you wish to see will not come through.

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Myth # 4: STRETCHING CAN BE SUBSTITUTED FOR OTHER FORMS OF EXERCISE

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The benefits of stretching cannot be substituted. The amazing thing is that EVERYONE feels better after they stretch. Aside from all the other incredible perks, stretching teaches us to how to remain flexible and stay calm even in the face of a physical and emotional challenge.

Do you find stretching to be boring?


Well, you’ve clearly never tried the FLEXSPACE method.



4 Stretching Myths


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