Posted on 10th November 2019 at 09:07
Stretching and mobilising muscles is an important part of keeping your body in check.....
Stretching and mobilising muscles is an important part of keeping your body in check, whether you’ve been injured or to reduce the risk of injury, I find that the nature of my work involves a lot of similar and repetitive movement which can create a build up of tension in the posterior chain muscles, particularly the hamstring and calf muscles from the continual flexion and extension of my torso whilst working on people. There are a lot of mixed opinions on the pros and cons of stretching, or whether it should be strong static stretching or simply light stretching with mobilisation of the joint/limb, but either way, moderation is key and ideally get your muscles warmed up a bit first before going in to a deeper stretch, this is important as the connective tissue and muscles can be a little less elastic, as you get older, particularly if you’re in the ‘over 40’s’ age group.
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