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Stretching exercises gives flexi... by Charlotte B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:53pm Stretching exercises gives flexibility to your muscles and prepares them for any workout routine. Physical trainers pay special attention to this part of the compulsory warm-up before any sports training. A well done muscle stretching predisposes your system to better relax and assimilation. However, for the layman who doesn’t follow any speci ... Read on »
Slow The Effects Of Aging With Stretching And Exercise by Mark D. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 3:31pm As you age, your muscles tighten and range of motion in the joints is reduced. This hinders active lifestyles and even normal day-to-day motions. A regular stretching program can help reduce muscle imbalances and tightness. I will limit the discussion to static stretching, which is basically holding the stretch for 20-30 seconds at ... Read on »
Stretching After Exercise For the Long Leg, the Straight Leg by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 20 Jul 2010 10:46am You are a ballet student, in contemporary dance classes, or cheer leading, and you cannot get the straight leg look. You know about stretching after exercise, and you want the long leg, straight leg look. You have learned all the good stretching exercises, yet your knees still look bent. The following tips will help you understand whether you hav ... Read on »
Figure, “Stretch Exercise Eat” shirt, The Daily Love by Freestyle Fitness Addiction Posted Thu 26 May 2011 7:51pm Yesterday: Started to work on posing. I put on my heels, and Akane showed me the “mandatory” poses and the “model” pose. The lat spread is definitely the hardest part- gonna have to work on it! (among everything else) Today: Cardio done- CHECK! Did it with a friend so actually time FLEW by- YES! Legs done- CHECK! I don’t think I ... Read on »
Pictures of Stretch Exercises by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 17 Nov 2008 9:07pm For a discussion of stretching, read my stretching page. Remember the cardinal rule of stretching: You should feel no pain, that is, don't stretch so hard that you injure yourself! It's OK to feel stiffness while you stretch, but not pain as in "injury". When you stretch, hold each position for 10 - 20 seconds and then relax. Repeat as many t ... Read on »
Why Stretch Before Exercising by Lucy J. Patient Expert Posted Wed 07 Jul 2010 10:50pm It is said if you do a stretching workout several times a week it will help you stay in shape and increase your flexibility over time. Considered as a low impact exercise, stretching can be done at your own pace making it a good source of exercise for children, seniors, and people with limited mobility ... Read on »
Which stretching exercise is best for muscles? by Fitho Posted Tue 16 Dec 2008 12:00am In the first part of this article, we wrote about when you should stretch, how static stretching before a workout can be detrimental, how warming up is good for your workout, and how to warm up effectively. Instead of static stretching before your workout, try dynamic stretching. Dynamic stretches are specific to the sport or workout. For ru ... Read on »
STRETCHING EXERCISES FOR BACK PAIN... by Barmac Posted Wed 29 Feb 2012 3:49pm Did you know that our bodies utilize 430 muscles to co-ordinate in order to move. Consequently if some of them become stiff because we are not using them, then pain can develop. However stretching your muscles a couple of times a day can help to alleviate that problem. To help beat backache, stretch the top of your back every ... Read on »
Product Review – G2 Fitness Stretch And Exercise Mats by Susannyny Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 9:39am 1 Comment G2 Fitness offered to send me an exercise mat of my choice for review, and I went with the G2 Back Stretch Fitness Mat. Unlike a standard exercise mat, G2 Fitness Mats contain images of each stretch, a proposed number of repetitions and a recommended time frame for holding each stretch. Sounds simplistic, and it is (I really wish that I thoug ... Read on »
Eliminating Back Pain Using Sciatica Stretches And Exercises by Dr. Graeme T. Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Thu 06 Jan 2011 7:11am More than 80% of all people will suffer from some form of back pain in their lives however, relatively few understand the excruciating pain and discomfort associated with a particular type of back pain known as Sciatica. Sciatica is often a difficult condition to diagnose or to treat. Sufferers complain of a variety of symptoms from a distracti ... Read on »