Looking for the best results from your flexibility routine? Make sure to apply the same diligence, dedication, and patience you would towards anything when looking for success.
Here are some guidelines consistent with the American College of Sports Medicine(ACSM) that are important to follow and will help you attain optimal results.
Frequency: at least 3 times per week
Intensity: slowly stretching to a point of mild discomfort
Duration: Hold the stretch for at least 10 seconds and work up to 30 seconds.
Repetition: perform each stretch 3-5 times.
- Stretch slowly and smoothly
- Avoid bouncing
- Maintain normal breathing throughout the stretch
- Focus your attention on the muscles being stretched and try to limit movement in other body parts