Northants Tri Club is a group of like-minded people who enjoy the unique physical and mental challenge that triathlon brings. Our membership comprises of people from all backgrounds, standards and ages.

The training atmosphere is very friendly. We welcome new members of all standards and meet regularly for swim, bike and run sessions.

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Component of fitness 6 _ Flexibility

Flexibility refers to the range of movement in a joint or series of joints and length in muscles that cross the joints to induce a bending movement or motion.

It may seem obvious, but flexibility varies between individuals and changes during development as a result of exercise or lack of it.

Flexibility in some joints can be increased to a certain degree by exercise, with a common exercise component to maintain or improve flexibility.

A lack of flexibility in the upper body can affect a participant’s ability to perform aspects of good swimming technique. Similarly, a lack of flexibility in the lower body can have a negative effect on good running form and posture.

Flexibility will tend to deteriorate with age, or lack of use of certain muscles groups or types of action. It would definitely be worth your while to consider either of the various activities available including stretching (e.g. Yoga), cross range of sports, and good posture in daily life.


Here is a great example of 8 key stretches to improve your flexibility:

The next and final component of fitness is: BODY COMPOSITION