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Flexibility

Why do it

Enhancing flexibility may decrease the risk of injury and may lessen the severity of injuries.

Recommendations

Adopt physical activities that results in an increase in range of motion at all joints of the body.

Types of activities

  • Stretching
  • Yoga

Beginners¹

Start with easy to accomplish stretches, held statically for at least 20-30 seconds. Increase the duration of the stretch as well as the choice of stretches.

Intermediate

Increase the duration and or intensity of your flexibility sessions.

Advanced

You may not need to alter your regimen. If you choose to increase volume or intensity, be careful no to overtrain2, ensuring you achieve balance across all five recommendations.

Goal

Adopt strategies to strengthen your mindset on a consistent basis. Reduce or eliminate negative self-talk, replacing it with acceptance and positive self-talk.

Myohybrid™ approach

canfitpro's Myohybrid™ philosophy is an integrative approach for optimizing results in the most time efficient manner. As you progress along your path to optimal health, we encourage you to integrate activities. For example, approaches such as bootcamp, circuit training, and certain group fitness classes, amongst others, will allow you to simultaneously train multiple aspects of optimal health at the same time.


1It is normal to feel some soreness 1-2 days after exercising for beginners or those trying new activities. The soreness should not prevent daily function. 2Overtraining is doing too much, such that your daily function is impaired. 3Non-communicable diseases may include cardiovascular diseases, cancers, respiratory diseases, and diabetes, amongst others. 4Hyper-mobility is the rare reduction in stability within a joint due to excessive flexibility. For more information on these recommendations, references, or to contact canfitpro, click here.

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