Flexibility that is beneficial for health is not necessary to achieve the recommended range your joint can move around as illustrated on anatomy book. The joint may not exhibit the same range of motion when you are moving or walking as the body have to stabilize or under loads. We need the flexibility that is functional and help us move better. Continue reading →
Self-Myofascial Release Techniques
A loss of extensibility in soft tissues including muscles, tendon and fascia may lead to restricted range of motion of a joint. Tension builds up within them also induce pain. This self-administered deep tissue massaging techniques enable you to loosen up the tight muscles to avoid reduction in flexibility. By applying pressure with your own body weight and rolling on the round roller, restores normal muscle length-tension relationships and improves function and flexibility. Continue reading →
When and how to stretch
Regular stretching should be used over the long term to correct any appropriate areas and bring shortened muscles back to their desired length. A time-efficient and effective flexibility routine to be practiced throughout the week to reduce tension in tightened muscles are recommended to all people of different fitness level, including competitive and recreational athletes.
Although it’s a norm to stretch during warm up and cool down periods of exercise sessions, stretching can be undertaken at any time of the day fit into your own schedule. To stretch at home, watching TV, or even during lunch break at the office, making it a habit to balance out periods of immobility in sustained poor posture. Continue reading →
Flexibility is more than stretching
Many people complain of inadequate flexibility simply due to lack of exercise in result of certain muscle groups are dominantly used in shortened positions. The daily habit of dropping the head looking down on the screens of mobile gadgets develops round shoulder with tightness in chest and front shoulders muscles. Preference side in lifting and carrying activities is another common cause to an imbalance across a number of muscles. The tissue may slowly adapt by reducing its ultimate fiber length. Repetitive movement in running, cycling can also lead to muscle tightness and adaptive shortening.
All muscles are working as a team so that we can walk, run, jump and dance. Continue reading →