One of Tommy Cooper’s most famous jokes goes like this:
I said to the Gym instructor "Can you teach me to do the splits?”
He said "How flexible are you?”.
I said "I can't make Tuesdays”
We could stop this post right there as it’s obviously all downhill, but that joke sums up our two pronged approach to flexibility.
Flexibility is the ability to maximise the range of motion at a given joint and is a physical skill that we develop in every class. Besides the well known injury prevention benefits we also know that if a muscle isn't flexible enough to perform a movement through its full range of motion, your strength work won’t be as effective either.
But we also embrace flexibility inside our class schedule which is why we offer over 130 CrossFit classes every month.
You aren’t locked into the same day and time every week meaning you can attend any of our classes which run from 6am right through to 7.30pm at night.
Lack of flexibility definitely won’t stop you getting to class but admittedly it might slow down getting those splits.
I was going to finish off with one more joke about flexibility but I decided not to because it was too much of a stretch…..