I am 6’1, ~285 pounds. I’m taking initial steps to improve my health and lose weight(more accurately, lower my body fat%) through diet+weight training.
My short term goal(~3-4 weeks?) is to attain enough flexibility through a daily stretching routine to perform the core lifts (Bench Press, Deadlift, Squat) with proper form and without injury. I tried the stretching routine in McRobert’s book last night:
When I tried to perform some of the stretches, I found that I was not feeling the stretch in the target areas. For the glutes/back stretch, I felt the strech in my hip flexors. I had similar problems with some of the other stretches.
I think the problem is that I have huge legs(and belly lol) from years of carrying so much weight around and I may lack the basic flexibility to hit the right areas with these stretches.
Can anyone recommend a course of action? Much appreciated.