Regular training is great for the human body. It builds muscular strength and endurance, and keeps us fit, and active. It helps to increase our energy levels, and on a personal level, it gives us great self esteem.
A regular training schedule should also incorporate regular stretching. Stretching helps to improve range of motion, and will also lessen the chance of muscular injuries while exercising.
Capoeira kicks and floreios look very dynamic when done correctly, but may also cause injury and pain if the body has not warmed up for it.
Stretching before, during, and after training is good, but there may not be enough time in the class to do so. It’s better to stretch properly outside of training when your muscles are relaxed as you will be able to hold/increase the stretch at your own pace.
When you stretch regularly, not only are you improving your range of motion, but you are also preparing your body for capoeira training.
Go for a light jog or run on the spot for a few mins before starting.
Standing squats (10 reps x 3 sets)