Stretch, mobility and core workshop Saturday 13 October 12.30 to 1.30pm

You asked for it!

Wanna train harder (with less risk of injuries), kick higher (without pulling anything), gain a better awareness of your body mechanics (so you can utilise it better) and recover faster (so you can do the above again?)
This workshop will educate you on the benefits of stretching and how you can improve your flexibility for better performance in Muay Thai and life!
Our instructor Ximena is a professional dancer and personal trainer who has devised a special program with specific exercises and techniques she will guide you through and you can incorporate into your own training.
Jai Thai Boxing Gym and ONYX Fitness Studio members just $5
Public: $15

For more information and to purchase tickets click HERE

Ximena is Studio owner, IPSF Certified Pole Coach (Level 4), AUT Certified Personal Trainer, First Aid Certified, and Certified Barre Instructor.

What difference can stretching make to my performance and recovery?

Athletes that incorporate stretching into their daily routine experience numerous benefits related to performance. Improved circulation, flexibility, and increased range of motion all aid in muscle recovery, therefore, better preparing you for your next workout. When utilized on a consistent basis, stretching improves overall health and greatly assists in recovery, which directly affects the level in which an athlete can train and compete.

Should I stretch before or after exercise, or just on its own?

Your decision to stretch or not to stretch should be based on what you want to achieve. I recommend stretching after exercise because it makes your muscles weaker and slower. Before exercise, your time would be better spent by warming up your muscles with light aerobic movements and gradually increasing their intensity.

Is there such a thing as bad or over stretching?

Yes. At first, stretching feels both good and painful. When the pain becomes intense it is important to stop to prevent yourself from getting hurt. Stretching must be eased into slowly. A good static stretch can be held for up to 60 seconds.

If I’ve never stretched, is it too late to start?

It is NEVER too late to start

Is this something I can do at home? How often should I do it and how long should I spend on it?

Ten minutes a day of mobility moves can improve flexibility.

How can stretching help me in Muay Thai? 

10-15 minutes Post-training stretching routine could help out with tight hips, adductors and hamstring. With the proper routine you could gain flexibility, strength, and control in the hip flexors. Also, strength and balance in the ankles and feet. Last but not least, overall balance and coordination.

Will stretching make me less prone to injury?

When your body is flexible and you have a good range of motion, you put less pressure on your joints and muscle tissues to perform the movements you need them to. The more flexible you are, the more easily your joints can perform the motions you request of them.

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