Flexibility and Mobility
- Jul 9th, 2019 at 1:26PM
It's been about a six week break from Kenzai and it's been lovely. Half of that time has been a holiday in the Philippines - not much working out and a lot of high caloric food, so I'm ready to the focus of a program and some clean eating.
This is my second trip through Reach. Two years ago, I had a new baby, and I dropped the Kenzai program I was on and switched to Reach because I could do the workouts from my living room while the baby slept. I learned a lot about flexibility and mobility. I had been resistant to stretching for years and hated yoga even though my husband is a yoga instructor. While Reach isn't my favorite program, I can definitely feel the benefits and I think it's critical to add flexibility and joint work as I age.
My assessments below show that I have some decent movement ability but also that I have significant room for improvement.
I'm going to modify the program a bit this time to incorporate some other goals. I'm taking up swimming, so I will sub out the middle workout a couple times a week to do laps at the pool. I also want to work on my pistol squat - I've gotten close but haven't pulled it off yet. I know the active hamstring work will help here.
- Measurable improvement in my shoulder + hamstring flexibility
- Do the Shivasana every time (no rushing the finish)
- Be able to do at least one pistol squat on each side without assistance
- Lose one inch on the waistline
I'm excited to meet some new team members.