If You Don’t Use It…

If you don’t use it, you lose it.

That’s how it goes with muscle.

But what if you can’t exercise to work your muscles because you’ve lost mobility? Well, if you don’t remain flexible, you lose what flexibility you have too :/

This will open you up to a ton of injuries and it’s a slippery slope to being sidelined and losing more muscle, strength and more mobility (man, this is a bad downward spiral…)

This is a serious issue with many of my fitness boot campers. For them, I use my friend, Eric Wong’s tips and tricks to increase flexibility to help them.

He’s got some great flexibility tips HERE. flexibility

Hip mobility is a problem for many. When you address hip mobility, you’ll improve many things including your basic body weight squat.

With increased flexibility, you’ll be able to go deeper when you squat. And when you go deeper, you’ll build a more shapely bum, and seriously, isn’t that what it’s all about?

(Well, no, but that’s a nice side benefit 😉

Follow this system for at least 7 days to get flexible hips.

After 7 days of following the program as Eric outlined, you can expect to feel looser when doing things like squatting down and lunging.

After 14 days of following the program, you can expect to feel faster and more powerful and little chronic nagging injuries like knee pain and back pain will diminish.

And after 28 days, you can expect to feel looser than you have in YEARS. I don’t know about you, but this is the best part.

If you want to increase your training performance and generally just be more mobile in ‘life’, you need to maintain a certain amount of flexibility. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how little effort you need to make to have this happen.

Here’s a graphic of some of the basic stretches I end my workout with:

cool down 8 stretches I’ve got a few others from Eric that I don’t have images for, he really knows his stuff for QUICK increases in flexibility. These seem to keep me in pretty good working order. I spend a few minutes everyday after training to roll and stretch. Thanks to Eric, my mobility is pretty good for an ole lady 😉

Your flexibility, mobility and strength with improve with Eric’s help.

Check out his program here.