One of the things that is often overlooked in the exercise and workout routines of many people is that of flexibility when conducting their exercises. However, this component is even more of an important factor for those who partake in any kinds of martial arts. There are easier implemented ways to focus on flexibility that aren’t solely focused on stretching, and implementing these can ensure that the athlete is well equipped for whatever needs that may face them.
- To stay stretched and conditioned, consider incorporating exercise into your daily activities.
- For example, any standing still moment can be an opportunity to tighten your glutes.
- Or, use a wide-legged horse position to mimic a squat, both when sitting and when moving upwards from sitting.
“You can?t just go to class two or three times a week, stretch five minutes here and ten minutes there, and expect to do full splits like Jean Claude Van Damme!”