Fitness & Nutrition Tips
Stretching is a crucial element of practising Taekwondo as it allows our bodies to move more freely. With increased flexibility comes increased kicking height and makes you less likely to injure yourslef. Aim to do a light stretch daily and a harder stretch 3-4 times a week, it is important to warm your muscles up before you stretch.
Different types of stretching:
- Static Stretching - this is where a stretch is held in a challenging but comfortable position for a period of time, usually somewhere between 10 to 30 seconds.
- Dynamic Stretching - this is where a stretch is performed by moving through a challenging but comfortable range of motion repeatedly.
- Isometric Stretching - this is where you work a muscle at the same time as stretching
Master Alan Steeper
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