Gymnastics Flexibility Stretches For Men
These gymnastics flexibility stretches for men will help to prevent injury and increase performance. Flexibility is the range of motion a joint and the surrounding muscles have. There are several different kinds of stretching you can do including dynamic stretches, ballistic stretches, and isometric stretches. It is important to include all of the different kinds of stretching into a routine to get the all of the benefits.
- Hamstring stretch. Keep the flexibility in your hamstrings by lying on your back. Use an exercise band around the bottom of your foot and while you pull the tube, lift the leg up until you feel a stretch. Do about ten to fifteen reps and then switch legs.
- Groin stretch. It is important in men's gymnastics to keep the groin muscles flexible. Use a stability ball and place one knee on top. Slowly spread your leg out to the side until you feel a stretch on the inside of your thigh. Return to start, and repeat for ten to twelve reps and then switch legs.
- Arm rotator stretches. To stretch out the rotator cuff, hold your arm up at a 90 degree angle. Take a broomstick in your hand and behind your elbow. With your other hand pull the bottom of the broom stick forward.
- Adductor stretch. These gymnastics flexibility stretches will help reduce the risk of leg injuries. Stand with your feet wide apart. While keeping one leg straight, and your toes pointed forward, bend the other leg and turn your toes out to the side. Rest your hand on your bent knee or the ground as you stretch the inside of your legs.