Most people experience some type of muscle pain at some point in their lives. 60-85% of the population has had some type of nonspecific muscle pain in their back at some point in their lives (Krismer and van Tulder 2007). Even though muscle pain is ...
In a previous blog that compared static vs dynamic stretching, the NASM OPT model delineates what type of stretching is used at specific levels of training clients. This is especially important to know if you're a Stretching and Flexibility Coach.
Flexibility refers to the range of motion of the muscles and connective tissues at a joint (Page, 2012). Flexibility can differ from joint to joint and often decreases with advancing age.
“Make sure you stretch!” - Something we often hear before or after we participate in any sort of exercise. But is stretching that good for you? What exactly are the benefits of having a regular stretching routine?
If you’ve worked out with a personal trainer or in a group fitness class, you may have heard the term ‘pelvic tilt’. A fitness professional may have even told you that you have a pelvic tilt, but what does that mean?
A regular stretch routine has many benefits. Stretching will help you increase your flexibility, move better overall, and it’s also a great way to de-stress. As a beginner, it’s great to start with basic stretches that don’t require any crazy contortions ...
stretching spotlight Joint Health
In the first two parts of this three-part series, the benefits of measuring joint range of motion (ROM) and techniques used for measuring ROM of the lower extremities and the lumbopelvic-hip complex (LPHC) using a smartphone application were discussed.
Searches on the internet for IT band stretches are at an all-time high, and previous posts have covered the basics and essentials: including full descriptions of the anatomy, function, assessments, and common conditions - as seen in IT Band Syndrome ...
One of the most fundamental questions about fitness is: what is the difference between bulking and toning up? The answer has many facets, and to explore it completely, we will look at dieting, exercise programming, and more.
CPT Fitness stretching NASM CPT Podcast
NASM provides an integrated model of flexibility that includes corrective, active, and functional flexibility categories. The specific techniques used within the Integrated Flexibility Continuum are as follows: