Pop up - Foam Rolling for Saturday, May 21, 2022
Foam Rolling Workshop
Release that stubborn myofascial tissue and leave feeling limber and relaxed in this fun interactive workshop.
Foam roller provided - recommended to bring your own if you have one.
5 BENEFITS OF STRETCHING
The five biggest benefits of stretching are:
- Increasing flexibility to prevent injury
- Reducing inflammation
- Improving strength
- Freedom of movement
- Relaxation and mental wellbeing
#1 INCREASING FLEXIBILTY TO PREVENT INJURY
By increasing flexibility, or engaging in regular flexibility training, we can reduce the risk of muscle imbalances.
When muscle imbalances exist, the body will take the path of least resistance when it comes to performing various movement patterns. This leads to poor posture, which leads to improper movement and form, which increases the risk for injury.
#2 REDUCING INFLAMMATION
Flexibility training can reduce inflammation! Poor posture and repetitive movements that decrease or antagonize the body’s range of motion are treated by the body as an injury. As a result, the body will try and heal that injury.
Injury induces inflammation in the body, and as a protective mechanism, the body will increase muscle tension to prevent further injury. That increase in muscle tension increases muscle adhesions (commonly known as “knots”), which further decrease the normal movement or elasticity of your muscle.
#3 IMPROVING STRENGTH
Flexibility can improve your strength and performance in physical activities. The goal of flexibility is to have control of your muscles in a full range of motion. So, improving your flexibility is also improving your strength!
Furthermore, if your muscles are sore or stiff you may not be able to engage in explosive movements or perform as well during your training.
#4 FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT
Flexibility allows for freedom of movement to perform everyday activities such as bending over to tie your shoes, lifting groceries, and vacuuming the floor. These are things that can become more difficult as we age, so we want to regularly engage in a stretching routine, so these everyday activities don’t become difficult.
#5 RELAXATION AND RELIEF
Stretching provides relaxation and relief! Which is not only beneficial physically, but mentally as well!