According to the following research, lifting weights can help the body become more flexible. For 10 weeks, two separate group of individuals were asked to do 3 workouts per week with 1 control group doing nothing
Group A – Did 1 set of strength training that involved 9 exercises for 8 to 12 reps.
Group B – Did 3 set of strength training that involved 9 exercises for 8 to 12 reps
Group C- A control group that did not train at all
Result: Doing one set of strength training 3 times per week increase sit and stretch flexibility by 5 cm while doing three set of strength training increase flexibility by 8 cm
Link to source journal:
Journal of Human Kinetics – Strength & Flexibility
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