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What is Contract-Relax Stretching, and how does it work?

PNF stretching is a type of contract-relax stretching. Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) is an abbreviation for proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. What exactly does that imply? It means that the stretching response is aided by innate reflexes. To perform contract-relax stretching, isometrically contract the opposing muscle first. Then, after contracting, try to stretch the intended target point …

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Your Guide to Flexibility and Mobility Training

Why is Flexibility so important to add to your exercise routine?  Flexibility involves your muscle length and joint range. It refers to your ability to move a single joint or series of joints smoothly, easily through unrestricted and pain-free motion.  What are different types of flexibility exercises?  Ballistic, bouncing  Dynamic  Static  Active static and passive …

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How many times have you been told: “Just stop lifting?” or “Just rest it!”

Instead of simply not lifting, try some modifications to your exercise routine.  🏋🏽‍♀️ Adjust the lifts that are causing pain by: ➡️ Diversifying your tempo during your concentric and eccentric loading. ➡️ Decreasing your range of motion or try a different foot or arm positioning. ➡️ Varying your load and volume throughout your exercise routine. …

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How do you know whether you should try physical therapy?

How do you know whether you should try physical therapy?  Physical Therapists are experts of body movement. This includes your musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and integumentary systems.  Do you have impairments with your musculoskeletal system?  Pain  Muscle Weakness Decreased muscular endurance  Limited range of motion due to:  Restriction of the joint capsule  Decreased muscle length  …

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