Today, millions of people have discovered the benefits of stretching. Over the last years, studies have shown that people that live these active lives live fuller lives. In fact, studies show that a lack of physical activity directly relates to many major illnesses and death. Before the Industrial Revolution, people actually had to work hard to get their needed amount of movement. After the Revolution, it became a different story. People no longer needed to work physically to make a life for themselves. With this lack of movement came lack of flexibility. Now, everywhere you look, you see people out jogging, hiking, and playing golf, tennis, and other sports to stay active. The fitness trend is in; but it’s
Injuries are something that you don't want to happen. They are the number one leading cause of a career ending. An injury can happen at any moment at any time you just have to use preventive measures them from happening. The NBA is the number one leading sport for injuries. In basketball history there has been a total or 409,799 injuries in the league. That is why it is important for you to stretch before and after you play. If you don't stretch that can result in many different injuries like ankle sprains, groin pull, hamstring strains, shin splints, and many more. Some of them can end a career. I wouldn't want my career to end just because I wasn't safe. I know stretching may seem boring and pointless but, in life you going to be thankful
The Effects of Different Stretching Techniques on Myosin and Actin Fibers and How it Affects Athletic Performance
Every year sports related injuries with the youth are going up rapidly, to prevent injuries to yourself you should recommend always stretch
Static stretches are intended to improve flexibility by holding a specific movement. For the feet and calves there is the advanced plantar flexor stretch. For the knees and things there are the advanced seated knee flexor stretch and advanced kneeling knee extensor stretch. The hips can be stretch with external rotator and back extensor stretch, along with the advanced seated hip adductor stretch. The arms, wrists and hands can be stretch with the elbow and wrist flexor stretch, triceps brachii stretch, intermediate wrist extensor stretch and intermediate wrist flexor stretch. The shoulder, back and chest can be stretch with the intermediate shoulder flexor stretch, shoulder adductor, protractor and elevator stretch, along with the shoulder adductor and extensor stretch (Nelson & Kokkonen,
Is stretching a positive or negative thing for athletes? I readed two passages that tells you that if stretching is a positive or negative thing to do. The first passage opinion in“Stretching: The Right Way’’ uses a way to think that stretching is a positive way because it said that a “rubber band are like muscles’’. The author shows how stretching is the best if you don’t want injuries, in the passage it said that ‘‘muscles are like a rubber band if you slowly stretch the rubber band until it can go not further and then hold it for a few seconds the rubber band will not become looser and it will snap’’.
If you are in this group, an easy fix is proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching. It is a mouthful, but it is not as difficult as it sounds. This basically is stretching interspersed with muscular contractions. Here is how to do
WARM UP APPROPRIATELY AND TAKE TIME TO COOL DOWN Before exercise it is crucially important that you take the time to stretch your muscles and to warm up. As a general rule, dynamic stretches before a WOD are useful, and longer extended sessions of static stretches should be kept for the end of your training. These are a great way to improve your flexibility and cool down after an intensive workout.
Pulling or straining a muscle is easier than most people think. It can happen to the fittest athletes and even the most limber young children, not just older adults. This type of injury can take some time to heal, which reduces the ability to exercise in the mean time. Luckily,
Stretching in a warm up is crucial; this is due to body releasing more synovial fluid in-between the joint thus making them more p[liable and willing to bend, this can help prevent
B. Stretching the stretching phase of your warm-ups should consist of two parts: Static stretching you should start with your back, followed by your upper body and lower body, Dynamic stretchingyou should engage in some light dynamic stretching: leg-raises and arm-swings in all directions to increase your dynamic flexibility.
Static stretching refers to stretch held in a difficult but still comfortable position for around ten to thirty seconds, static stretching is safe and it improves the overall flexibility. Dynamic stretching is a stretch done by moving into difficult but confortable positions it is usually done ten to twelve times. Passive stretching is a form of static stretching but it is done with the assistance of your own body weight, leverage, gravity, a strap, another person or a stretching device, the equipment or person who is helping you should help you keep you in place for the stretch. Active stretching prepares the muscle for any activity by warming it up; it is done by actively contracting a muscle and stretching the one in the opposite
WHY DOESN'T STRETCHING HELP? A review of the basic scientific literature suggested five reasons why stretching before exercise would not prevent injuries: First: Immobilization, or "heating-induced increases in muscle compliance", caused tissues to rupture more easily. Second: Stretching before exercise would have no effect for activities in which excessive muscle length is not
Stretching, post exercise, is also a recovery technique used to combat the detrimental effects of exercise. According the study conducted by Beckett, Schneiker, Wallman, Dawson, and Guelfi (2009), a static stretching regimen of the lower extremity prime movers resulted in slower sprint times for test participants. Results also revealed that stretching had detrimental effects on the repeated sprint ability test. This study suggested that static stretching did not have a significant impact on athletic performance or post activity recovery. Participants who performed static stretching during their recovery period all recorded slower sprint and repeated sprint test times. Conversely, Ray, Lago-Peñas, Casáis, and Lago-Ballesteros (2012), studied the effects of stretching (passive recovery) twenty-four hours post exercise, on subsequent testing for professional soccer players. The researchers concluded that static stretching improved performance on counter movement jump test for participants, but had no effect on 20 meter sprint times and agility testing. This researchers suggested that the evidence found within this study is inconclusive, there is no definitive way to decide if stretching had a positive impact on athlete recovery. Stretching, although used by many practitioners and proven to aid in injury prevention does not seem to have a positive or negative affect on recovery from the studies
6 Exercises To Help In Joint Stiffness Overview Joint pain and stiffness is a common condition affecting most people today. Conditions such as arthritis are the known causes of joint pain and stiffness. If you have ever suffered from joint stiffness, then you know how difficult day to day activities can be.