This Is How To Increase Your Flexibility
If you wanted to stretch something that wasn’t super stretchy to begin with, would you hold it limp and unattenuated and expect it to get longer? Probably not. On the flip side, think about pizza dough which is super stretchy. You can’t just pull on it and expect it to stay. It snaps right back. To stretch it, you have to extend the edges a little bit at a time, all the way around, working from the inside-out.
This is exactly how stretching with Lastics works. You move your muscles a little at a time, from under the superficial muscles, which is where stubborn tightness hides. When you do that, you net a lot more stretch! Most stretching misses this important concept, which is why so many people stretch and don’t see improvement in their flexibility. It’s not that they lack flexibility, it’s more that effective training techniques to get them there, don't exist.
We find that it helps to think of flexibility training like you would approach strength training. Muscles develop gradually and incrementally whether you are stretching them or strengthening them. So if you want to improve your flexibility, challenge your muscles a little at a time, by making sure you are increasing your distance, even if it’s just half an inch.
For example, try this:
- Roll down as far as you can until your knees bend ever so slightly. Then stop.
- Keep your arms and your head heavy and relaxed the whole time.
- Straighten your knees and hold them flat in the back by picking up your kneecaps.
- Hold your kneecaps up and your knees flat in the back and rock your weight forward into your toes. (Heels stay down.)
- Keep your weight forward on the balls of your feet and try to pull your nose a little closer to your knees. If your knees bend when you do that, just flatten them out again in the back and re-engage your kneecaps.