Best Exercises to Increase Flexibility and Body Strength

Best Exercises to Increase Flexibility and Body Strength

Best Exercises to Increase Flexibility and Body Strength

Flexibility and body strength are a pivotal part of one’s physical health. Without resilience or strength training, muscles strain, perchance, and long-term corporal damage will ensue. To help you with the best and efficient workouts that enhance your strength and increase your flexibility, here’s the top exercise, sans weight training.

Stretching can be compartmentalised into two types: dynamic and static. Dynamic stretches are performed to warm-up the body prior to exercising. Static stretching is performed ensuing the completion of a workout and to increase muscle resilience and decrease spasm. 

Dynamic stretches

This form of stretching enhances speed, agility and acceleration and muscle stamina. It involves the quick untightening of your muscles and moving your joints through their full range of motion. These specific stretching movements increase muscle temperature and decrease muscle spasm and stiffness.

Static stretches 

Static stretching requires you to move a muscle to the end of its range of motion, and maintain that stretching position for one to three minutes; repeated two to three times. However, these stretches are usually performed after sporting activity. Using static stretching after sports will help eschew from injury. Employing static stretching just for the sake of enhancing your flexibility is also a common exercise. 

Strength training 

Irrespective of your age or athletic capacity, strength training is the key to mobility, improved performance and lower injury risk. Anyone, of any athletic-level, must strength train. Below are the basics of strength training that can be performed, without weights, in the comfort of your own home. These exercises will only take 10-15 minutes to complete the full-body strength workout. 

   1. Planks

One of the most rudimentary and crucial strength exercise are planks. They help build strength in the core, shoulders, arms and your legs. Planks also tone your abdominal muscles and strengthen your upper body. Additionally, to strengthen the abdominal and upper body muscles, they strengthen lower back muscles and are salutary for people with weak and lower back pain.

      2. Squats

Squats are sometimes referred to as the king of all exercises. With many variation, this exercise strengthens the quadriceps, the hamstrings as well as the glutes. Jumping into your starting position from the lowest point in your squat also adds a plyometric boost. The squat is a full-body fitness staple that also sneakily strengthens your core.

      3. Push-Ups 

Push-ups are another famous favourite. Traditional push ups are beneficial for building upper body strength. They train the triceps, pectoral muscles, and shoulders. When performed with proper form, they can also strengthen the lower back and core by pulling in the abdominal muscles. Pushups are a fast and effective exercise for building strength and can be varied for the degree of toughness —challenge yourself.

      4. Lunges

Lunges strengthen the muscles in your lower body, including your quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and calves. This exercise also engages your core and abdominal muscles. It helps establish stability when moving your hips up and down. A stronger core enables you to elude the possibility of back pain and improves your balance and posture as well.

Static and dynamic stretching augments your flexibility and mobility, which is important for your daily and sporting activities. Combine these with strength exercises during practice and recovery to promote optimal range of motion in physical performance. Incorporating these into your daily regime will also yield salutary results and aid you in your physical and mental wellbeing; enhancing your posture, leanness, body tone, outlook on life and longevity in exercises and work.

 

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