Breath & Posture

Breathing, Form, & Posture

Amanda Nicole Smith Blog 4 Comments

Never underestimate the power of intentional 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 …

Flexible Strength

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You want flexibility? You’re gunna need strength and muscle awareness 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 about pushing down further; but please don’t …

Happy to Start Back UP!

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It’s good to be back in the challenge! It really helps me to push myself. Lost a little of what I gained last year but still better than before I started last year. I hope to get to the ground on my front splits this year!!

Flexibility Calendar

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Although I signed up at the end of November, I made a flexibility calendar for December to tape on my wall to help keep me on track. So Dec 1st is my 1st day of my 100 day flexibility challenge. Today is day 4 🙂

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Greetings all!! I’m Cherrelle but you can call me Tiny. Anyway, December 1st is when I will start the challenge. My stretching scdehule is 4 days a week, 2 hours per session (sometimes I will aim for 3 hours). Hopefully I will be beyond my imagination on Day 100. I’m using Emil Valentino beginner’s package to help. Wish me luck.