50 tips and tricks to improve flexibility

50 Tips & Tricks To Improve Your Flexibility

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Let’s go over 50 different tips and tricks to help you improve your flexibility. Find or create a consistent flexibility routine. Try the flexibility challenge routines. Start with an aerobic or cardio warmup that includes joint rotations. Create a schedule; 4 days a week, 1 hour per session is a good place to start. Find a local flexibility class or …

2016 Flexibility Challenge Progress

100 Day Challenge 3 | Contortion Flexibility | Progress

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Another 100 days complete, with about 100 hours of stretching throughout. When I first started focusing on my flexibility, every single move I do today was a serious struggle. I may have been able to do it, but not at all comfortably. The last 3 challenges or 300 hours of consistent stretching routines has helped me to gain muscle mind …

The Flexibility Challenge Weeks 1-2

100 Day Challenge 3 | Contortion Flexibility | Weeks 1-2

Amanda Nicole Smith 100 Day Contortion Challenge 3, Fitness, Flexibility 0 Comments

For my progress posts this time around, I want to elaborate more about the whole experience, rather then just progression photos day by day. I want to discuss the struggles and the teachings that go beyond just stretching exercises and poses. The first 2 weeks in the 100 day flexibility challenge have been difficult, trying to move out of my 1 …

Breath & Posture

Breathing, Form & Posture | The Flexibility Challenge

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Never underestimate the power of breath and posture. Oxygen is fuel for the muscles. The more oxygen brought to your muscles, the less fatigued they become and the greater your chances of gaining flexibility. Oxygen is not only fuel for our muscles, but for our brains. Mind power is essential for muscle control, balance, coordination, and cyclic thoughts on proper posture …

Handstand Split - Flexible Strength

Flexible Strength | The Flexibility Challenge

Amanda Nicole Smith 100 Day Contortion Challenge 3, Fitness, Flexibility 0 Comments

You want flexibility? You’re gunna need strength to get you there safely! When we think about splits, we normally don’t think about which muscles need to be engaged and which relaxed, how the legs need to rotate or extend, or the amount of weight that is placed on wrists. We just think abut pushing down further; but please don’t do this, as …

The Flexibility Challenge Leap

The 2016 Flexibility Challenge Introduction

Amanda Nicole Smith 100 Day Contortion Challenge 3, Fitness, Flexibility 0 Comments

Tomorrow starts the 2nd annual flexibility challenge!! Are you ready to get bendy? If you didn’t already know the flexibility challenge community has a bunch of tools, tutorials, routines, and inspiration to help you get started. Everything you need to build yourself a successful routine is laid out for you. To help you even more over the next 14 weeks, we will …

Get Ready for The 100 Day Flexibility Challenge!

Amanda Nicole Smith 100 Day Contortion Challenge 3, Fitness, Flexibility 1 Comment

100 Day Flexibility Challenge, here we go!!! Again. To start things off with a bang, I’m making 100 day memberships $7, and 30 day memberships $4 up until April 1st! In 2014 I decided to get serious about my flexibility routine for 100 days each year, and I’m glad I did. The results from my consistency have been amazing…and each year …

The Flexibility Challenge - Before and After

100 Day Challenge 2 | Contortion Flexibility | Before and After

Amanda Nicole Smith 100 Day Contortion Challenge 2, Fitness, Flexibility 2 Comments

 I stretched 4 days a week, 2 hours per session; totaling over 100 hours of stretching in 100 days. This is my second completed 100 day contortion challenge! In this year’s challenge I fully conquered 2 of my pose goals. I’m not upset at all that I didn’t reach all 10 of my goals, because I know it’s the journey I love, not …

The Flexibility Challenge = Week 12

100 Day Challenge 2| Contortion Flexibility | Days 71-77

Amanda Nicole Smith 100 Day Contortion Challenge 2, Fitness, Flexibility 0 Comments

Here we are in week 12 of the 100 day contortion challenge, only a few weeks left!  I have practiced 4x per week, 2 hours per session, with 1 hour always focused on warming up and dynamic stretches from The Flexibility Challenge. An important factor to my success has been listening to my body and so I wanted to share with you …