Exploring the Various Methods Of Fitness Training

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Today many people believe that flexibility training is not a valued component of conditioning and is thought to be a complete waste of time. Flexibility is the ability to fully achieve an extended range of motion. However, flexible people are less likely to have sore or injured pain after exercise. Being flexible gives you the upper hand of preventing injury or in some cases even treat injuries. The reason behind this is if a muscle or tendon has a greater range of movement it will be unlikely experience any tears whilst active. On top of that having an increased flexibility around your neck, shoulders and upper back can drastically improve your breathing functions.

There are three different methods of flexibility training which are: static, ballistic and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching. However I am going to focus on one particular method which is static stretching as it is the most effective and safest way of training on your flexibility. The increase in blood flow to muscles helps in the achievement of flexibility gains from stretches and should be done after warm up exercises. Static stretches are executed by slowly moving the joint to its end range of movement and a gentle pull should be felt in the muscle that is targeted. It is recommended that the stretch should be held for 15-20 seconds and should not be stretched to the point where you would feel uncomfortable. To get maximum results out of the regime, one should do 3 to 5 sets of each stretch preferably switching between antagonist and agonists and alternating sides.

Competitive sports can usually have unequal effects on the body. Let’s take football as an example where the athlete normally kicks with his/her stronger foot repeatedly thus ...

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...ce can be trained in many ways but the most common is continuous training. Continuous training relates to a person training for a long period of time using only 60-80% of their energy. This is a great way for a person to build up their cardiovascular endurance. One should by minimum perform at least 3 sessions a week of continuous training to see some results in their endurance. Continuous training can be performed within various ways some of which include: power walking, jogging, skipping, boxing, dancing and rowing so there isn’t really an excuse for not performing or following a continuous training regime.

Following a continuous training regime offers great benefits. The heart is the most important muscle in our body and so we must strive and do our very best to keep it healthy in orders to avoid various health related problems such as diabetes and cholesterol.

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