4 important questions about stretching. The founder of the school for flexibility responds
When stretching, the main thing is not the result, but the path that leads to it, says Tamara Danilyuk.
Many people see stretching just as a way to sit on the rope. But in fact it has many advantages, in addition to the ability to make both longitudinal and transverse.
Can You Lose Weight By Stretching?
Stretching seems to be absolute relaxation for many. You sit in a butterfly position and do not use calories at all. It is not true. First, every hour begins with a dynamic warm-up, which helps to warm up the muscles and prepare the body for exercise. And secondly, even simple static postures engage different muscle groups. For a lesson, about 200 kcal are used. So if you need to lose a few extra pounds and intense workouts are not for you, stretching will do the trick.
But if you want to lose five pounds or more, supplement your stretching classes with cardio exercises. Swimming, dancing or tennis: choose what you like and enjoy. Do not forget nutrition. No amount of exercise will help you lose weight if you consume more calories than you use.
How does stretching affect muscles and joints?
A disorganized workplace, the habit of tilting the head to the phone, the absence of a comfortable pillow – all this means that with age some muscles become shortened and are more prone to spasms. As a result, the metabolism is disturbed and the attitude deteriorates.
Stretching relieves muscles from overwork, improves blood circulation and normalizes lymph flow. As a result, excess fluid is removed from the body, swelling disappears, and even cellulite is reduced. And the body takes shape. The joints become more flexible, which helps prevent injuries. Active sports – skiing, snowboarding and even running – are impossible without a preliminary stretching complex.
How long does it take to sit on the twine?
To answer this question, you need to consider many factors: your natural flexibility, physical condition, number of workouts per week and regularity, age and even drinking regime.
There’s one thing if you’re already in good shape: maybe you’ve gone brand new before or completed each workout at the gym with stretching exercises. In this case, it will be much easier for you to get the result. It is completely different when you are an absolute beginner. So you have to work harder.
Regardless, no professional trainer will be able to tell you the exact time frame to achieve the desired result – everything is too individual.
We also met those who never sat in the divisions and did not even try, but at the same time they got the desired effect after a month. And it happens that one thread is light and the other not; then additional exercises are included.
But of course, with all the data, it all depends on a stable drive; without them you can even lose the best result.
Why is the sit on the twine useful?
In fact, the process of formation itself is useful on the path to divisions. And in itself is just a nice effect on your flexible joints and elastic muscles. Knowing this will help make stretching a truly relaxing process. In addition, good breathing saturates the cells with oxygen during exercise. This normalizes the body’s work at all levels:
- stabilizes blood pressure and heart function;
- relieves feelings of anxiety and nervousness.