Limiting trigger point development will help you move more freely due to greater flexibility and range of motion. how do we prevent myofascial trigger points from developing in the first place? There are several perpetuating factors, some that we can influence and others are ones that we can’t.
8 Steps to Quickly Relieve Myofascial Pain and Unlock Restricted MovementTrigger points are shortened portions of the muscle that are not releasing, which are irritable, have limited blood and oxygen flow, are tender to touch and generally painful. These nodules can be as small as a grain of salt or as large as a golf […]
When you are pressed for time, this 5-10 minute series of dynamic stretches will help you warm-up for golf. Dynamic stretching gets you limber and your golf swing feeling free before you hit the first tee.
As a health professional I often hear people let their fitness programs slide as the indulgences of the season increase, then are making up lost time four weeks later once they start their resolutions. It is pretty easy to maintain your fitness during the holidays. Today, despite the holidays and it being the last weekend […]
The fuzz is the sliding surface between the muscles. We feel stiff in the morning because the fuzz becomes solidified. Stretching in the morning helps melt the fuzz the same as when you move. If we have an injury, we tend to hold our bodies in a position that keeps us out of pain; fear […]
Have you tried a stretch and not felt it? You can get more of a stretch and more from the stretch by changing the angle. Take a look at any anatomy picture, and you will see that our muscles have fibers that go in different directions, which enable us to move throughout our surroundings in multiple […]
Have you ever tried to do a squat, but have knee pain? A lack of ankle mobility limits the forward motion of the lower leg; to compensate the knees travel forward more or even start to move in front first instead of the hips. Stretching the calves often eliminates this pain and enables them do the exercise properly.
In our March Quick Poll we wondered what people thought is the optimal amount of time to hold a stretch if they are trying to gain lasting changes in their flexibility. Many people thought 30-45 seconds was optimal, however Chris and Ann Fredrick in Stretch to Win urge their athletes to stop thinking about the […]
Have you been told that you should hold each stretch for 30-60s? Well, it is time to discard this outdated rule. Let’s embrace a different concept developed by Ann and Chris Frederick at Stretch to Win known as the “Stretch Wave.” Basically, as stated in a previous post, the length of time depends on whether or not […]