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How to Get Flexible

Watch more How to Get Fit Fast videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to get flexible by using these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Warning Always consult a physician before attempting to do any exercise or exercise plan. Step 1: Set up a schedule Set up a stretching routine to perform three to four times a week supplemented by additional time twice a day to work on your flexibility. Search online for ideas to get started. Tip Look for a 20 to 25 percent improvement in flexibility before genetics start to slow your progress. Step 2: Avoid bouncing Avoid bouncing as you stretch, and stay balanced by stretching muscle pairs, such as quadriceps or hamstrings, at the same time. Step 3: Talk to a trainer Ask a trainer at your gym to help you develop a stretching plan that is within your ability and that doesn't tax your body or stress your joints. Step 4: Try dynamic stretch Do some dynamic stretching that actively engages your muscles, ligaments, and tendons with a specific set of movements instead of simple static stretches. Tip Dynamic stretches are best before a workout. They use more energy, but get the blood flowing to more parts of the body. Step 5: Stay consistent Stay consistent and dedicated to your plan. You may not see results overnight, but, after a few months, you'll experience less pain and more agility in sports, dancing, and everyday tasks. Did You Know? A 2007 study found that 16.5 million Americans practice yoga.
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