Rethink Stretching: Why Beginners Should Start with Squats, Not Isolated Stretches!

Rethink Stretching: Why Beginners Should Start with Squats, Not Isolated Stretches!

Are you eager to dive into stretching, particularly targeting those tight hamstrings? 

Before you start, there's something important you should know, especially if you're a beginner. Stretching, when done right, can be incredibly empowering and motivating, setting you on a path to long-term fitness adherence. 

However, diving directly into hamstring stretches might not be the most effective starting point.

In our latest video, "Don't Watch Hamstring Stretch Video - DO THIS," we explore a different approach to beginning your stretching journey. This is crucial because, as a beginner, building overall lower body flexibility should be your priority. 

Let's talk about why this is the case and how you can set yourself up for success in your flexibility and fitness journey. When it comes to stretching, starting with specific areas like the hamstrings can be less beneficial for beginners. 

Why? Because it often leads to frustration and a sense of stagnation, especially if your body isn't ready for such targeted stretching. 

The key is to focus on exercises that enhance overall flexibility, providing a solid foundation for more specific stretches later on.

Instead of zeroing in on your hamstrings right away, we recommend beginning with a deep squat. This exercise is a game changer for several reasons. Firstly, it's a comprehensive stretch that benefits not just your hamstrings but your entire lower body. This includes your glutes, calves, and lower back, areas often neglected in typical stretching routines.

The deep squat is an accessible starting point for beginners. It's a natural, functional movement that prepares your body for more advanced stretches. By starting here, you're not only working on your flexibility but also building strength and stability, which are crucial for more targeted exercises like hamstring stretches.

One of the biggest challenges for beginners in any exercise routine is dealing with initial frustrations. When you start with hamstring stretches, it's easy to feel like you're not making progress, especially if your hamstrings are particularly tight. 

This feeling can quickly lead to demotivation. By focusing on a more holistic exercise like the deep squat, you're more likely to see gradual improvement, which is incredibly motivating and encouraging.

If you're interested in learning more about these stages and how to progress effectively in your stretching journey, we have just the resource for you. 

Our free Flexibility Blueprint, available for free, is designed to guide you through each step of your flexibility journey. 

From foundational exercises to more advanced stretches, this blueprint is your companion in achieving a more flexible, stronger, and healthier body.

Remember, in stretching and in fitness, the journey is just as important as the destination. Let's embark on this journey together, focusing on empowering, motivating exercises that set the stage for long-term adherence and success in your fitness goals.

Start your journey the right way, and discover the joys and benefits of a well-rounded, strong and flexible body.

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