Pokémon Go Stretching

Feeling a little sore after scouring through the woods, or traveling several blocks to catch Pikachu or Squirtal? We have you covered with some great lower body stretches to reduce your muscle soreness and allow you to continue your Pokémon adventure! Each stretch should be held 20-40 seconds and completed 2-3 times on each side.The…

Stretching…The Good the Bad and the Ugly – Part 1

Stretching is a form of physical exercise in which a specific muscle or tendon (or muscle group) is deliberately flexed or stretched in order to improve the muscle’s felt elasticity and achieve comfortable muscle tone.[1]Weerapong, Pornratshanee; Hume, Patria A.; Kolt, Gregory S. (2004). “Stretching: Mechanisms and Benefits for Sports Performance and Injury Prevention”. Physical Therapy…

Stretching, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Part 2

In part one of our stretching blog adventure we uncovered some researched based (& somewhat shocking) truths about stretching. Now it’s time to get down to business…let’s talk about a couple of weird stretches!  PANDICULATION is a non-traditional stretch. If you’ve ever awoken in the morning, yawned, and stretched your arms, you’ve experienced pandiculation. Use…

The Unstretchables

There are some muscles you simply can’t stretch no matter how hard you try, just don’t tell that to elastigirl! Truth is we have 3 different “types” of muscles in our body, and not all of the types can be intentionally stretched. (Unless you have super powers)         Here’s a list of unstretchable…