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Maximizing Your Elastic Potential



TAP’s 8 Habits of Movement are daily habits that support mental and physical health and well-being. These habits are exhibited daily at TAP through our Performance Coaching and can be highlighted in your everyday life outside of your workouts. One of these habits is elasticity. Elasticity isn't just about touching your toes or performing splits; it's about tapping into the full range of motion available to your body and maximizing its capacity. Through targeted stretching, mobility exercises, and dynamic movements, you gradually expand your flexibility while maintaining stability and control – a delicate balance essential for injury prevention and athletic success.


At its essence, elasticity refers to the ability of your muscles and connective tissues to stretch and recoil, much like a rubber band stretching and adapting to various demands without losing its inherent strength.This quality is indispensable in various physical activities, from running and jumping to lifting weights and performing dynamic movements.


It’s important to note that elasticity isn't solely reserved for the realm of sports; it's a fundamental aspect of functional fitness and your everyday well-being and contributes to injury prevention and joint health. Well-conditioned muscles and tendons absorb impact forces more effectively, reducing the strain on vulnerable areas like the knees and ankles.  Elasticity also enhances flexibility and range of motion, allowing you to move with freedom and agility across various planes of motion. Whether you're reaching for a challenging yoga pose or executing a complex dance routine, a body imbued with elasticity flows effortlessly through each movement, transcending limitations and embracing possibilities.


At TAP, we incorporate elasticity-focused training into each Performance Coaching session. This includes the addition of dynamic stretching, plyometric exercises, and mobility drills into your warm-up routine to prime your body for action and unlock its elastic potential. Not in the studio? That’s OK, it’s easy to incorporate  into your routine at home with the use of a  stretching strap. This one simple tool can help you target multiple areas of your body in different directions. 


One last note, at TAP we like to connect our Habits of Movement to the way we live our lives outside the studio. With that said, it’s important to remember that elasticity is not just a physical attribute – it's a mindset of resilience, adaptability, and limitless potential.  So, embrace elasticity as the cornerstone of your fitness journey, and watch as your body (and mind)  transforms into a dynamic, resilient, and unstoppable force. With each stretch, bounce, and leap, you'll uncover new realms of strength, vitality, and joy, propelling you towards your goals with boundless energy and enthusiasm.

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