There are definitely myths floating around about flexibility that need to be put to rest. First of all, you do not have to hold a particular stretch for a minimum of 60 seconds for it to be effective. While every person is different, research shows that 20 to 30 seconds should do the trick. Stretching cannot make your muscles any longer, nor does it make muscles appear leaner. However, stretching does, in fact, increase your range of motion. And no matter what you may have been told, with consistent training, you can increase your flexibility as you age. Finally, while injuries can make stretching more challenging, you can still become more flexible even following an injury.
- You can hold a stretch for less than 60 seconds and still benefit from it.
- Just because you are aging does not mean you cannot still make flexibility gains.
- While it may be more challenging, you can still stretch and become more flexible following an injury.
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