Are you stuck in your workout routine? Feeling like you're not making the progress you want?
Then, you're in for a treat!
Today we're breaking down lesson two from the Flexibility Blueprint 2023 edition in a special series on episode 351 of "The Sound Of Movement" podcast. In this episode we dive deep into how training opposing muscle groups can change your workouts for the better.
What Are Opposing Muscle Groups?
In simple terms, opposing muscle groups are muscles that do the opposite job. Think biceps and triceps or quads and hamstrings. Training these groups in the same workout can make a huge difference.
The Science Behind It
When you train opposing muscle groups, cool things happen in your nervous system. This is not just about getting stronger; it's about becoming more flexible too. By working both sides, you can activate what's called the "neuro spindle reflex." This helps your muscles and your brain talk better, helping you become stronger and more flexible at the same time.
I first learned this from the late Charles Poliquin. He showed us that when you train this way, you can increase total workout volume and lift heavier weights. It's like unlocking a secret level of your strength! But that's not all. This technique also helps improve your flexibility and range of motion. It's a win-win.
Why This Matters
If you're only focusing on one muscle group, you're missing out. Training opposing muscles helps your body work better. Your workouts become more efficient, and you see better results. Plus, it helps solve problems like muscle imbalances and weaknesses.
Take the Next Step
At Unity Gym, our superpower is being able to quickly identify where you are on your flexibility journey and exactly what matters most to get your next leap forward.
Our proven method is designed to start with a 20-Minute Mobility Routine, and level up to a more advanced four day split Flexibility Masterclass. And if you're aiming for the stars, we’ll show you how to integrate strength and flexibility in the UMS Tribe Membership.
Ready to dive deeper? Listen to our podcast to learn all about this powerful approach to flexibility. Click here to tune in now!