Exercising can be difficult during our hectic schedules, but there are some ways to make your workouts shorter and more efficient. One way is tracking your progress. This can illustrate parts of your workout that you may need to focus on more. Last week we spoke about a popular strength test. If you missed it, click here. This week we will focus on flexibility.
Flexibility is the range of motion in a joint. Improving your flexibility can help you move more comfortably throughout the day. An important test for anyone that sits at a desk every day is the Active Knee Extension Test. This will test your hamstring flexibility, which if too tight, can lead to more serious injuries. Remember to get up and walk around every 30 minutes to help prevent this too.
Now is better than never
No matter whether you are trying improve your flexibility, get fitter, or just improve your overall health, tracking fitness progress is an essential piece of your ongoing success. Set your goals and achieve them. Start your more active lifestyle today.