Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Good to know Info...
Poor posture and repetitive movements have the potential to create dysfunctions in connective tissue, thus initiating an injury cycle. Trauma to muscle tissue creates inflammation, which leads to microspasms and decreases normal elasticity of the soft muscle tissue.
Soft tissue rebuilds itself in a random fashion with an inelastic collagen matrix that typically does not run in the same direction as the muscle fibers. If the muscle fibers are lengthened, these inelastic connective tissue fibers act as roadblocks, creating alterations in normal muscle tissue extensibility and causing relative flexibility.
Flexibility training has the benefits of improving muscle imbalances, increasing joint range of motion and extensibility and relieving excessive tension of muscles and joint stress.
In today's society is seeing many people with postural imbalances, primarily due to sedentary lifestyles. a contributing factor is the overall advancement in technology. Alot of people are spending long hours in office related jobs, which leads to muscle tension.
Flexibility training decreases the likelihood of muscle imbalances, joint dysfunctions, and over-use injuries.
Flexibility training is another essential piece of the exercise puzzle!