Stretching can be very polarizing. Some people love it – and some people hate it.

Those of us who have some inherent bendiness often end up in a yoga class while others, who feel as stiff as the Tin Man, avoid stretching classes at all costs.

But why is there such a focus on flexibility? Should it even be a goal? Does it actually have an effect on health and performance?

And the most important question – is stretching the best way to improve flexibility?

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 What you’ll lean from this episode:

  • How to improve your overall flexibility
  • What your nervous system has to do with muscle tension
  • And why you want to choose strengthening over stretching on your path to becoming flexible (and pain-free)

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