5 simple stretching tips

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After a short blogging detox, I’m back! 🙂 Lately, I’ve been focusing on useful content, posts that are more than just pretty photos. On things you might find useful and would help you one way or another.

I’ll start short and sweet, with 5 stretching tips. Whether you want to improve your splits or you are just looking for a way to feel more flexible, there are some general things you should pay attention to.

  1. Don’t expect instant results. You won’t become super flexible after doing some yoga bridges and pigeon stretches. But you’ll see some results soon, so make sure you adapt the exercises to your abilities. And take some photos! Sometimes I don’t feel like I’m making progress but when I look at the photos I’m surprised by the difference!
  2. You don’t have to stretch every day. I usually do one (or sometimes two) flexibility training each week (along with pole classes and strength trainings, which all include some stretching) and I’m more flexible every week. In the beginning, I find it better to have more short stretching sessions and later make them longer.
  3. Stretch both sides of your body and always stretch in the opposite direction, too. It doesn’t matter if your right split feels more comfortable than the left one, spent the same amount of time and effort on both.
  4. Wear something comfortable. You won’t only stretch easier, but you’ll also feel better.
  5. Always warm up before a flexibility training and stretch after every training. I think I don’t need to explain this one. 🙂 And always focus on the form to prevent injuries – don’t push yourself over your limits!

Wearing: top by Rad Polewear and Zoe Leggings

P.s. Just to clarify, these are some things I’ve learnt through years of dancing and I don’t have any formal education in this field (yet:)). But I’ve seen a lot of mistakes and I’m also guilty of doing some of them (such as doing splits without warming up first – guilty!). Now that I’m older and wiser ( 😀 ), I want to share some tips and some exercises that can help you with your flexibility and just generally make you feel better :).

5 nasvetov za raztezanje

Pa sem nazaj! 🙂 Nujno sem rabila en ”detox” in v tem času razmišljala o novih temah, bolj uporabnih objavah, stvareh, ki ti pridejo bolj prav kot le lepe slike.

Začela bom s kratko, a sladko objavo z nasveti za raztezanje. Ne glede na to, ali želiš izboljšati špago ali se le malo raztegniti in razmigati, nekaterim stvarem moraš posvečati pozornost v vseh primerih.

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  1. Ne pričakuj rezultatov čez noč, a z rednim raztezanjem lahko pričakuješ konstanten napredek. Vaje prilagodi svojim sposobnostim – začni z lažjimi in postopoma dodajaj težje. Ne pozabi na fotografije, saj tako lažje opaziš razliko, tudi kadar je na treningih ne vidiš.
  2. Ne rabiš se raztegovati vsak dan! Ponavadi en (ali dva) trening na teden posvetim samo raztezanju (če ne štejem treningov plesa ob drogu in treningov za moč, po katerih se tudi vedno raztegnem), a se mi tudi ta ena ura raztezanja na teden na koncu meseca zelo pozna :). Na začetku se morda raje loti krajših treningov, ki jih kasneje z dodajanjem vaj podaljšaš.
  3. Vedno naredi vse vaje na obe strani in vedno se raztegni tudi v nasprotno stran. Vedno. Res, vedno. Tudi če ti je v desni špagi bolj udobno kot v levi, posveti enako količino časa obema.
  4. Obleci se udobno. Trening bo lažji, tvoje počutje pa boljše.
  5. Vedno se ogrej pred raztezanjem, in v vsak svoj trening, ne glede na to, ali tečeš, plavaš, hodiš v fitnes…vključi na koncu tudi raztezanje. Mislim, da tega ne rabim posebej razlagati. In vedno se osredotoči na pravilno formo, saj se tako lahko izogneš kakšni zoprni poškodbi.

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P.s. Vse to so stvari, ki sem se jih naučila s časom, in (še) nimam neke formalne izobrazbe na tem področju. Se pa s plesom ukvarjam že od malih nog in sem v tem času videla že ogromno napak (in kakšno tudi naredila :D). Zdaj, ko sem starejša, pametnejša, in zagotovo ne delam več špag, preden se ogrejem, želim deliti nekaj splošnih nasvetov in vaj, ki ti lahko pomagajo pri raztegljivosti in nasploh dobrem počutju :).

 

 

 

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