In the last year I have realised just how important stretching is and have been working really hard to improve my flexibility. This time last year I couldn’t even touch my toes! I blamed my height but really I think it was just laziness! Here is what I’ve learnt:

  • Warm up first
  • Hold each stretch for at least 30 seconds
  • If you aren’t flexible don’t focus on that focus on how strong you are to help keep you holding the position for 30 seconds
  • Stretch to the point of mild discomfort. Not pain
  • Don’t bounce
  • Dont forget to breathe
  • Stretch both sides equally
  • Stretch daily