Flourish Health & Wellbeing eMag - Nov21 - Flipbook - Page 37
There is evidence to suggest eccentric training can
also improve your flexibility.
Eccentric exercises are commonly used for physical
therapy and rehabilitation. Because eccentric
contractions create more force with less energy, it is
less likely to overwork injured joints and muscles.
Using the exercises already in your routine, simply
slow down the eccentric phase of the movement.
For example, the lowering phase of a bicep curl,
push up or squat.
Adjust your weight
As this might be a new way of training for you (and
your body!), you should look to lighten the weight
you would normally lift.