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Stretch after all physical activity for a month

I have several tasks on my list dictating that I should do something for a specified period of time (often a month). These tasks are not really what they at first may appear to be, since the goal is seldom to just achieve the objective and then be done with it. Instead, the main idea is to make the task a habit, so that I will continue doing it even after the month has passed. Even though it varies between tasks, I have found that a month is generally enough to establish a habit.

One item on the list reads “Stretch after all physical activity for a month” and is, therefore, an attempt to introduce stretching as an integral part of my regular training regimen. I think this is a good idea, mainly because I want to avoid injuries, but also because I need to become more flexible in order to improve my diving. Having increased my efforts to learn to walk on my hands properly, lack of stretching is guaranteed to lead to injury or at least impaired performance.

Anyhow, the stretching has slipped into my daily activities without much effort. Often, I do it in combination with something else, like watching films or chatting with friends. I cannot say I have gained much flexibility, because I have not measured, but I feel comfortable most of the time even though I have vastly increased the time spent training since the start of term.

By way of conclusion, I would like to recommend Juji’s flexibility tutorials. He has not only succeeded in composing one of the most comprehensive guides to stretching I have seen on the net, but he has also managed to present it in such an eloquent manner that it is a joy to read (and watch!). The tutorial covers most things from basic theory to fairly advanced exercises. Happy stretching!