The prayer stretch is a very comfortable move and one that gives a good stretch in the lower back and upper torso. Go easy on these and just enjoy the relaxed feeling they provide. Here are a few from the floor to the bench. None of these stretches are fast moves. Just gradually settle into them and feel the stretch on your shoulders and upper back.
141120 The dynamic warm up sequence-Video https://videopress.com/v/E3MudPFJ?preloadContent=metadata Or go here to see it on Vimeo (if it does not run as is): https://vimeo.com/472309056 Dynamic warmups prepare the body in a manner that is conducive to preventing injury. Functional movements that mimic the actual playing conditions of power output in the gym, on the field or … Continue reading 151120 The dynamic warmup sequence-Video
Improving flexibility is right up there with cardiovascular health and strength training if your goal is to stay fit and healthy, and be able to move your body freely.
Are you suffering from tight hamstrings, stiff hips, or an aching back? Finding it a little hard to put your socks on, or get out of the car? It’s time to loosen up. Flexibility and mobility are two especially important aspects of fitness. They help you move and exercise better, prevent injuries, and reduce muscle and joint pain.
The car and camel exercise is an excellent one to loosen up the lower back. Many people do this the first thing in the morning. It helps set the tone for the rest of the day.
https://videopress.com/v/4xf1a6kE?preloadContent=metadata The cat and camel lower back exercise This exercise is an excellent one to loosen up the lower back. These are not stretching exercises. They are fluid movements from one position to the other. Simply and smoothly, raise your back up as high as you can and then lower it back down as far … Continue reading 090820 The cat and camel
“The authors concluded that the data in this study confirm the importance of achieving and maintaining full and symmetric knee ROM, in order to lower the incidence of OA in the long term after surgery.”
240620 Normal knee range of motion or the lack thereof and the link with osteoarthritis 3/4
In July 2011, a poster presentation presented at the annual meeting of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine by doctors from the Shelburne Knee Center in Indianapolis, Indiana clearly showed that a lack of ROM was a predictor of future osteoarthritis. The authors found that patients who were able to obtain and then maintain normal knee motion had a lower incidence of osteoarthritis than patients who were unable to obtain normal range of motion or lost knee motion after the rehab was finished.”
A number of sources state the typical knee flexes anywhere from 130° up to, in rare cases, 160° and extends from 0° to 120°. It is my personal opinion that if your knee only extends 120° then you are going to have a noticeable limp.