Balance and flexibility exercises are not discussed as often as strength training and bodybuilding exercises. However, they are just as important and sometimes play a crucial role in reaching your fitness goals.
So if bending down to touch your toes seems impossible, then it's time to start thinking about your mobility.
Breathing, stretching and strength can make a big difference when it comes to improving balance and mobility.
Read on to learn more about improving your balance and mobility:
1. Expand your training program with stretching exercises
Stretching exercises are necessary to improve overall ease of movement and reduce stress on joints and muscles. Flexibility exercises also help reduce the risk of injury.
In fact, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends incorporating stretching exercises into your overall fitness routine at least two to three days a week.
2. Yoga and Pilates can work wonders
Yoga and Pilates are great for improving mobility and core stability. You can achieve a lot with yoga and Pilates: You improve your balance, your stability, your flexibility and your muscular endurance.
3. Adjust your stance
You can incorporate unilateral exercises (one arm or one leg at a time) or change your posture to work on your balance during your strength training. For example, a split stance requires more balance than a wide stance. To add complexity, stand on one leg.
4. Use an exercise ball
You can perform a number of different exercises to improve your balance. Using an exercise ball is another way to improve your balance and burn more calories. You can just sit on an exercise ball while watching TV or working.
These are just some of the ways you can improve your balance and flexibility. Some of the equipment you will need for these exercises are:
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