Kw-logo-smaller

Quiz the Coach :: Flexibility Fast?

Question by Sharice

I’m as flexible as a toothpick and I want to be in gymnastics. How do I get flexble fast?

Ooooh slow down Sharice. No one gets flexible fast. Increasing your flexibility is one of those amazing things in life that takes patience and dedication. The reward is always worth the while. However if you go too fast you might just snap that toothpick accidentally.

How To Improve

Serious StretchingSerious Stretching

Even though improving your flexibility is a long process, there are many things that you can do to speed up the process where you will see results every day. Here’s a quick list:


  • Do Yoga
  • East lots of fruits and vegetables that help joints improve flexibility
  • Make a stretch for every muscle (neck, arms, back, abs, legs, knees, feet etc.)
  • Stretch while watching TV
  • Never stretch with pain
  • Always stretch after working out to avoid muscles and joints from cramping up

Measurement Motivation

Sit Sit

Keeping track of your flexibilty improvement is important. You may not realize that you are actually becoming more flexible because the improvements are so small and you won’t see them with the naked eye. Find some way to measure your sit & reach, and your splits so that you don’t get discouraged. If you see the numbers improving everyday, you’ll stick with it.

Best Benefits

You would be surprised how rewarding it is to be flexible. Not only does stretching make you flexible, but it also makes you lose weight, increase coordination, and prevent injuries.

Remember improving your flexibility is a long process, so please be patient to see results. Join that gymnastics class even if you are stiff as a toothpick because that class will help motivate you to do your stretches more often.

Related Stories:
16 Comments

latest videos

F1157051534406

How Often Does Your Family Exercise?

  • All the time - we're a totally fit family.
  • We exercise at least once a week - but we could do more.
  • Not every often - maybe once a month.
  • Never. We're a family of couch potatoes.

related stories

Micro_shawnjohnsonbio-micro
Shawn Johnson is one of the world’s top gymnasts, but there’s a lot more to this athlete than her...
Make It Or Break It is about the cut-throat world of competitive gymnastics. The teen characters ...
Micro_ivivva-athletica-mic
For girls obsessed with mom’s comfy, stretchy lululemon yoga and activewear, the clothing brand i...

Sports in the forums

SyedaHuma
SyedaHuma posted in Hockey:
right
reply 2 days
SyedaHuma
SyedaHuma posted in Hockey:
yeah
reply 2 days
snowflakegirlz
Can't really chose a favorite. Probably Wilt Chamberlain, KD, or Curry
reply 8 days
TTCUTIE23
TTCUTIE23 posted in Basketball:
okay lil gurl dont try me huney i will go tf okay think u byyye :(
reply 8 days
powerally1
powerally1 posted in Basketball:
Lmao I don't think I was talking to u hmmm?? ........ Yeah nope I was t talking to u byeeee !
reply 9 days

play online games