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Reasons Not to Stretch

Reasons Not to Stretch | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Two new studies provide additional reasons not to warm up with a stretch.

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Alex Warner's curator insight, April 11, 2013 12:18 AM

Interesting that some of our pre-work out routines for so many people have came out to be some bad reasons. Some people over stretch the muscle in your body that is considered your fast twitch muscles. They are the muscles that usually deal with the responce and have fast and strong the responce muscle preforms. Keep in mind that the positive portions sometimes is more positive then negative, but it all depends on how you want to groom your body. Even though stretching has its benefits, there is a moderation on how much to stretch. Just like anything in this world, too much of anything can be bad for you.

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Pilates: More than posturing

Pilates: More than posturing | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Bend, breathe and relax - you're on the way to a lifetime of health.

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Peter Mellow's curator insight, March 13, 2013 11:10 PM

I've always put Pilates into the Yoga/Feldenkrais/Hellerwork camp. Excellent for flexibility, core strength and muscle tone. However where is the cardiovascular component? Also I have always stressed to only stretch as far as you comfortably can, sometimes I think people are encouraged to go past physical limits of their sedentary body and then have a musculoskeletal injury. Range of motion will develop, but it takes time, just as it took many years of inactivity to lose that flexibility.