Posted 11 May 2020 by

Why Stretching

Doesn't Work

Published: May 11th 2020

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Static stretching is what you typically think of when you hear the word "stretching". You stretch a muscle and hold it for a 10-20 second count hoping that once you're done stretching the muscle will now be more "flexible".

However Static Stretching alone is not the answer and provides little benefit when it's not combined with other modalities. The results fade fast and the muscles tighten right back up leaving you frustrated.

This week we've been talking a lot about tight hip flexors and to be perfectly clear, static stretching alone will not fix those tight hips.

You need to attack the muscles from a variety of angles using a variety of exercise techniques and modalities in order to "unpack and unwind" the muscles in the right way.

Some of these modalities include PNF Stretching, Static Stretching, Dynamic Stretching, 3-Dimensional Core Stability Exercises, Mobility Exercises, Fascia Stretching and Muscle Activation.

My colleague and leading Injury Specialist Rick Kaselj, MS has put them together in a "Sequential Flow" composed of 10 carefully selected exercises.

Doing these movements in the right order unravels all the tissues including muscle, fascia, connective tissue, and the joint capsule while breaking up scar tissue.

Using the right sequence kick starts an increase in blood flow to the area to clean out metabolites and lactic acid and reduces inflammation while nourishing and rejuvenating the hip area.

I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn’t remind you that today is the last day to grab a copy of the Unlock Your Hip Flexors routine on sale.

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