If you workout, at some point, you’ve experienced pain due to inflexibility. “Pain is a common denominator that everyone understands. As a preventive measure, stretching will save you a huge amount of time, prevent injury and improve overall conditioning,” says Fraser Quelch.
Indeed, stretching on the TRX as part of a flexibility program can help to diminish many of the aches and pains you commonly experience as a consequence of physical activity.
Building greater flexibility using the TRX also:
- Improves circulation
- Improves range of motion
- Improves posture
- Decreases joint stiffness
- Decreases muscle tension
- Promotes awareness of body in space
- Facilitates relaxation
- Allows time for mental training, such as visualization
There are many different methods for increasing flexibility, but the TRX is particularly well suited to the task because it’s uniquely capable of facilitating a functional approach to improving flexibility. As this Flexibility Matters series continues, we’ll take a look at what that "functional flexibility" means and why it’s the best approach to improving flexibility. Until then check out the TRX Hip Hinge (Wide Stance) exercise below from our newly released TRX Essentials: Flexibility Program.
Fraser Quelch is Director of Programming and Education for TRX. He is also a featured fitness author and a competitive ironman triathlete.