There is a need to educate fitness participants on the importance of diversifying stretching routines.
We always emphasize on cross-training, cardiovascular and resistance conditioning but flexibility is an afterthought on many training schedules. While on high impact classes, rigorous weight training or participating in schedules that sometimes exceed 12 hours per week, a flexibility routine becomes paramount in your schedules.
Many facilities provide some kind of flexibility-oriented programs but most options are limited. Yoga is becoming popular in Kenya and participants are enjoying various degrees of flexibility while practicing it. However, yoga improves (ROM) range of motion and some aspects of flexibility, variety in this aspect of fitness would lead to greater gains.
Today’s workouts are dominated by high-intensity and physically challenging movements. The rise of this programs has led to more injuries. I would recommend more effective regimen that includes stretching to help minimize damages from overuse. On the other end of spectrum, sedentary people may be dealing with muscle dysfunction and atrophy (Reabsorption and breakdown of tissue) along with limited range of motion in some areas of the body. A varied stretching routine may help with their difficulties because regardless of fitness level, flexibility is very vital.