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How to do the middle splits correctly

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Flexibility has great benefits to reducing injury, and doing the splits could be a great challenge for you. However, if you decide to train for the splits, be sure to do it correctly to avoid injury. Training for the middle split can benefit the rest of your body's flexibility by opening your hips, strengthening your glutes and inner thighs, and training your core. It can help with other physical activities you do by helping you move more efficiently and effectively, whether you do weightlifting or dancing. Other than physical benefits, training for the middle split also has mental benefits -...

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Follow along to this relaxing evening flexibility routine

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How do you relax before bed? Do you do some stretches? If not, then you should start this relaxing habit because it can help you sleep better and prevent pain. An evening stretching routine helps your body to enter a relaxed state more quickly to help you prepare for bed. It can even help you stay in a deeper sleep for longer. Since stretches help prevent pain, you’re less likely to toss and turn during sleep. Stretching is a great alternative nighttime activity to scrolling through social media or reading emails on a screen. When done correctly, studies have shown...

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Difficulty doing pull-ups and chin-ups? Here's why!

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Are you having difficulty doing pull-ups and chin-ups? It could be your scapula and your back, but it could also be your arm muscles. These two muscle groups are responsible for the pull-up movement and you would have to train them both in order to perform pull-ups or chin-ups. Watch the video below to see how you can train them for strength and flexibility. Whether or not you prefer the overhand or underhand grip method, both are great bodyweight exercises to target your back. Good luck and have fun training! https://youtu.be/nRg82bKc_L0 Related blogs: Yoga for Bunions, Toe, Ankle, and Foot...

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Beginner Hamstring Flexibility Routine

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If you’re thinking of entering the realm of flexibility training or if you are looking for tips on how to gain more flexibility in your hamstrings, look no further! Here is a beginner hamstring flexibility routine you can follow in addition to your workout routine. Flexibility training is especially helpful in preventing injuries and improving your posture as well as balance. Check out the routine below and good luck! https://youtu.be/Z9diEcFCFME Related blogs: Fix anterior pelvic tilt Massage Therapy for Lower Back Pain

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How often should you stretch?

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Regular exercise is great. But what is considered regular? Do you workout daily or do you workout every other day? The same applies to stretching. How often should you stretch? We have to keep in mind the intensity of the stretches you will do because stretching at a high intensity daily may end up doing damage than help. We can apply the same logic onto your workouts as well. Balance is key. We can do low-intensity exercises and stretches every day with no problems to your progress. However, to continue with your progress, you should compliment these light exercises and...

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