Range of Motion:
Almost every workout program on the planet teaches individual exercises, but they never factor in your Range Of Motion (also known as ROM).
Limited range of motion = limited results from your efforts.
Unlimited range of motion = unlimited results from exercise efforts.
For example, just look at the picture below.
Range of Motion: Who do you think will get
better results from their workouts?
PERSON #1 – This person has tight hamstrings, stiff and poor posture.
When performing exercises, they often find themselves going half way down, straining and trying to remain balanced. Otherwise, they lose control.
In other words, no matter how hard they try, they have NO form.
PERSON #2 – This person has flexible muscles that allow for a FULL range of motion with perfect form. This allows them to burn more calories on every single rep while reducing their chances of getting injured.
So one can squat below parallel with perfect form, while the other can only go HALF way down.
Who do you think will get better results from their workouts when their sets and reps are exactly the same?
You guessed it.
Half way down equals half the muscle stimulation, which means half the calorie burning, and half results.
The second person will have traveled twice the distance as the first if all other variables remain equal.
This means, more muscles used, more calories and fat burned, which ultimately equals way better results.
So what is the easiest way to increase your range of motion?
Most folks think it’s things like yoga and stretching, but it’s not.
So even though stretching is great for you, contrary to popular beliefs, holding stretches before your workout has limited effect on helping you actually improve your flexibility or (range of motion).
Just think about stretching a cold muscle.
It’s like taking a rubber band out of the freezer and pulling it apart.
If you’re not careful, the rubber band (your muscles) could get strained or even “snap.”
That’s why pre-workout flexibility can potentially be worthless unless you have the ability to generate tension (contract your through a FULL range of motion).
This is why I recommend that you save stretching for after your workout…
…when the muscles are warmed up and full of blood.
The single best way to increase your flexibility and range of motion is to practice a specific set of dynamic movements like the ones contained in the brand new MiS System.
These Metabolic Ignition Sequences are strategically designed for your body through a full ROM without compromising your control or risking injury.
But be careful.
Make sure you’re doing this the right way.
My good friends, Tyler and Sylvia posted exactly how you use this technique inside this brand new article:
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Keep going strong,