Read a few pages from Stretching Revolution
Chances are you've NEVER bothered questioning where your old PE school teacher learned the techniques they passed down to you.
It is historical continuity that maintains most assumptions, not repeated assessment of their validity. -Edward de Bono
WHY do YOU
S T R E T C H
the way you do
STRETCHING REVOLUTION BOOK
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*What the REALITY really is:
-What the INDUSTRY teaches us
Decreases muscle stiffness
*Muscle stiffness is how much energy is needed to move a muscle.
*Something that requires less energy to move is weaker.
*Get the 'movers' (the muscles that make you move) better at moving
and the 'allowers' (muscles that allow you to move) will not have to
try and prevent you from moving into a position you cannot control.
-May reduce your risk of injury.
*Anything that 'may' also 'may not'. Forcing a range of motion that you cannot control increases your risk of injury.
*If you are tight due to neurological weakness, address the weakness and the need to be tight will go away.
-Helps relieve post-exercise aches and pains.
*If you have damaged the soft tissue (muscle/tendon or ligament) or joint due to over/improper training then the body may need to tighten up to allow for repairs.
*Tightness needs to be respected not rejected!