How do I Choose the Best Flexibility DVD?

Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel

When choosing a flexibility DVD, it is important to assess one's level of fitness and to consider the reasons why one hopes to improve his flexibility. It is also important to consult a physician before beginning any kind of fitness regimen, especially for people who have a history of delicate or compromised health. For those who are beginners, it is important to choose a flexibility DVD that is either created for beginners or offers exercise modifications for beginners. For those who want to improve their flexibility in order to improve their performance in a sport or martial art, it is best to choose a DVD designed for such purposes.

Woman stretching her sides.
Woman stretching her sides.

There are a number of fitness practices that naturally improve flexibility. Yoga and Pilates are two practices that are especially good at boosting flexibility. Instead of searching for a specific flexibility DVD, one may be able to simply use a yoga or Pilates DVD. Again, be sure to choose a DVD that includes exercises that are suited to one's level of fitness.

A flexible woman doing yoga.
A flexible woman doing yoga.

In order to find out what kind of general practice might offer one the best results, check out short sample videos online. There are short videos online for yoga, Pilates, and various other practices. There are also some DVDs that are intended for dancers that include warm up and stretching exercises, which can also be used to improve general flexibility. It is also possible to find a flexibility DVD that can help one to improve sports performance and martial arts performance. There are also DVDs that offer routines that are specific to certain sports and specific martial arts.

If you have a DVD player and a good flexibility DVD, there's no need to ever pay for a gym membership.
If you have a DVD player and a good flexibility DVD, there's no need to ever pay for a gym membership.

Consider purchasing a flexibility DVD that includes a number of flexibility exercises that build upon one another. A flexibility DVD that includes three exercise routines, each one more advanced than the last, can be quite useful. As the person using the DVD improves his flexibility, he can move on to the next exercise routine for continued improvement. Sometimes these sorts of packages of exercises are all loaded onto a single flexibility DVD. In other cases, they are packaged in a set of individual DVDs that can be purchased separately or as an entire package.

Flexibility DVDs allow people to build flexibility in the comfort of their own home.
Flexibility DVDs allow people to build flexibility in the comfort of their own home.
Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel

In addition to her work as a freelance writer for wiseGEEK, Diane is the executive editor of Black Lawrence Press, an independent publishing company based in upstate New York. She has also edited several anthologies, the e-newsletter Sapling, and The Adirondack Review. Diane has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.A. from Brooklyn College.

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