Rock and Foam Rolling!

As we get older, our over worked muscles don’t recover as fast as they used to, and in particular the elasticity and connective tissues don’t bounce back as fast either, leading us to experience muscle aches, joint pain, and musculoskeletal injury. So, it’s important to deal with tight muscles as they come up. A great …

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The 10 Commandments of Stretching

Whether it feels like it or not, stretching comes naturally to all of us. You might notice that if you have been sitting in a particular position for a long time, you stretch unconsciously. It feels good! In addition to that good feeling, a consistent stretching program will produce large gains in flexibility and joint …

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The Hip Flexor Stretch

The hip flexor muscles are the muscles that attach your thigh muscles to your hips. They are located in front just below the hip bones and attach to the top of the quadriceps.  As small as they are, they are responsible for a big job!  They are called upon every time you lift your knees, …

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Before Or After?

There are different schools of thought as to when to stretch. Should you stretch before exercising or after? Then the question arises whether stretching helps with performance at all?   I am of the school of thought that one should stretch an already “warmed up” body after exercising, as it not only realigns “disorganized” and shortened …

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The Chest Stretch

The chest muscle, otherwise known as the pectoral muscle, is a large, thick muscle that fans out from each arm to 3 points at the chest: The collar bone, the sternum, and the ribs, just below the breast bone. The Pecs help rotate the shoulders, are responsible for pushing, including throwing, and they also help …

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