Flexibility,bodybuilding’s forgotten art

Not too many people associate bodybuilding with flexibility and that’s a shame. It’s a shame because this misunderstanding, that flexibility is not crucial to bodybuilding, is leading to injuries, blocky and unattractive muscle growth, and robbing the pros of the credit they deserve as well-rounded athletes. Have you ever seen a Flex Wheeler posing routine, or a Tom Platz training video? These guys put Olympic gymnasts to shame. It is impossible to perform bodybuilding’s best exercises properly without a superior level of flexibility. Squats require supple calves, deadlifts need a loose back and hips, chin-ups are an injury waiting to happen without flexible shoulders. So start stretching, it will improve your stamina, your form, your physique and make you feel like a true athlete.


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