stretching

3 Partner Assisted Stretching Techniques for Personal Trainers

Rick Richey, MS
Rick Richey, MS
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When I was young and thought about flexibility, it would conjure up images in my mind of Jean-Claude Van
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Is Static Stretching Effective for Injury Prevention?

Kathy Zetterberg 0
Static stretching is a highly debated and controversial topic within the fitness and sports performance communities, and is focused around the concept that sustained static stretching could impair subsequent performance (Rossi et al. 2010; Shrier 2004; ...
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Piriformis: Is it really tight? Really?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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Most clients, and exercise experts alike, use the term “tight” to indicate that a muscle or other form of contractile tissue is shorter than it should be. After being in the fitness industry for more than 15 years, I've heard the phrase “my piriformis is ...
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Research in Review: SMR or Static Stretching for the ROM Win with Overhead Athletes?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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Does using self-myofascial release (SMR), static stretching, or a combination of both, improve range of motion (ROM) for overhead athletes? See what the results were for these softball players.
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Stretches: Corrective Exercise for the Wrist

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull
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Wrist injuries are very common. This is especially true for those on the ice and snow, and also in wheeled sports and activities such as skating and skateboarding in more recent years. In fact, wrist injuries are the second most common type of upper ...
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IT Band Syndrome Exercises: Reduce Risk Factors and Symptoms

David Cruz, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA 2
The warm summer weather is the perfect setting for people to get outdoors and participate in the activities they enjoy. However, too much of a good thing can lead to overuse injuries. Iliotibial band syndrome, or IT band syndrome, is one of these ...
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How to Increase Hamstring Flexibility With Core Stability Exercises!

Christine Romani-Ruby 0
Range of motion is an important part of any conditioning program. Increasing flexibility through training improves joint motion, while a decrease in flexibility results in less motion at the joint. Enhanced flexibility can provide many benefits, including
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Flexibility Training: Why Stretching and Flexibility is Important

Mike Bracko 0
Stretching and flexibility training have undergone dramatic changes in the fitness and sports training realm. Over the last ten to fifteen years more research has been published and subsequently applied to fitness and conditioning programs. 
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Heart Opening Yoga Poses for Upper Crossed Syndrome

Laurel van den Cline 0
Sitting up tall is a hard habit to learn. If you tend to round forward, a variety of postural issues can affect your musculoskeletal system, as seen with upper crossed syndrome. Whether you are sitting at a desk, driving your car, or texting on your ...
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5 Yoga Hip Stretches for Increasing Flexibility

Laurel van den Cline 0
Most of us sit...a lot. We sit when we drive to work, we sit at a desk, we sit at home. Even cycling, or at the gym with certain ab and weight training exercises, our hips are flexed and can become tight. It doesn't matter whether the movement is when ...
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