Physical fitness represents a combination of different graduated exercises that task the aerobic capacity of the human body. Light load should comply with hard load. It is the main principle of fitness.
Today fitness includes the main elements of aerobics, callanetics, muscle-strengthening exercises, swimming or aqua aerobics that is very popular nowadays and many others. Thanks to this combination the fitness technique is very effective because it gives a load for all groups of muscles and the load is being varied during training. This variety of exercises positively affects not only your physical health but also your mood. And such a workout is never boring.
Flexibility fitness is a part of fitness that is aimed at flexibility of muscles and joints. For example, there is a special flexibility fitness technique that is called stretching fitness. The specialists mark out its advantages.
A muscle stretching stimulates blood to reach extensively these muscles and as a result they relax and become more flexible. The joints become more mobile and flexible. It is the best preventive measure from salt deposits. Concentrated deep breathing salutary effects brain especially after day's work. This type of flexibility fitness allows making exercises at home.
There are some important rules of stretching fitness:
- Stretching should not be very strong.
- You should hold each position for 10-39 seconds and at the end even light tension should eliminate. The feelings should be pleasant. If you cannot achieve it then you should relax the stretching.
- The breathing should be slow, deep and regular. You should not hold your breath. You should begin each exercise with breath, excluding slope that begins with expiration.
- Always maintain a steady position.
- Concentrate your attention on the part of the body that is stretching at the moment.
The next complex or system of exercises that is used in flexibility fitness is yoga. The word is translated as "bond-unity-concentration-and-effort. After the 5000 years of its history yoga becomes a special philosophy and art. Today the exercises that were used as the exercises for spirit perfection are used now as the exercises for body improvement. Modern people regard yoga as physical training. But it cannot lose its effectiveness and usefulness because of it.
Today there is a special type of flexibility fitness called fitness-yoga. But the nature of exercises is not changed. Weight-lifting exercise is not an instrument of yoga. Its aim is flexibility of joint and muscles. But yoga exercises train not only joint and bone but muscles as well. They also effect the position of internal. These exercises help in general relaxation. Its breathing exercises learn to safe the peace of mind in difficult and stress situations.
But yoga has its own rules. So, let's give you some general recommendations:
- The room should be warm. It helps to relax and unload your joints.
- During the exercises you should feel comfortable. If you feel pain stop this exercise, maybe it is difficult for you now.
- Do not eat before training. The last meal is 3 hours before training. After training you are not hungry for several hours. It is normal situation.
- Always be calm, patient and careful and you will achieve success.
Follow these principals and you will find yourself becoming more limber and flexible in no time!