Benefits Of Stretching

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Question no 3 : how stretching exercise can prevent injuries? Stretching exercise is a form of physical exercise to prepare body for exercises or any intense heavy workout in which a specific tendon or muscle is deliberately flexed or stretched in order to improve the muscle’s elasticity and achieve full and comfortable range of motion. Stretching is also used therapeutically to alleviate cramps. Stretching is done mainly for the purposes of prevention/reducing risk of injuries and enhancing movement. Stretching exercises has many beneficial effects on us both mind and body directly. As our body ages, our range of motion is limited or tighten and muscles become slower and weaker. this is due to as we grow older we become less flexibility,…show more content…
For example, stretching muscle on lower back, chest and shoulder can keep spine in better alignment and improve overall posture. Also, stretching increase circulation of blood/ blood flows to various part of body. Blood flow increased and smoothly transfer nutrient supply to muscles and removes waste byproducts causing muscle soreness to decrease and increase speed of recovery from muscles and joint injuries. Less painful it will be to work those same muscles and exercise if the muscle is less sore and you will be less tired. By increasing circulation of blood and oxygen to your muscles, your energy levels are improved as well. Practising stretching often also brings relaxation to the body if done properly it will be able to relax tense muscles caused by stress. Everyone suffered from daily life stress and it surely have negative impact onto our body. Stretching can help to calm our mind, giving your mind a break and allowing your body to recharge itself. According to Jacques Gauthier and Dorothee Lavoie ,What We,ve Learne from Sretching…show more content…
Stretching is bad and leads our body vulnerable to injuries when it involves reinforcing poor posture and movement pattern. As an example, at deskwork we often bend forward, but, repeated flexion of lumbar spine can cause disk injuries. Stretching joints that are already unstable can cause further injuries, if you have a dislocated a joint, suffer from a hypermobility, and exposes to laxity, hurriedly consult a therapist or seek medical attention. Stretching has many types that are not in favors such as static stretching, passive stretching and overstretching. According to Dr. Stephen Gangemi “sock doc”, static stretching weakens muscle, clinicians that evaluates muscle function in athletes found that stretching a muscle could make it longer and increase in flexibility but reduce in function from a loss of power. Static stretching is a ‘hold and reach’ technique that causes muscle to tense up and negate the positive benefits. According to Malachy McHugh, director of research at Lenox hill Hospital, the straining muscle become less responsive and stays weakened for up to thirty minutes after stretching which is not wanted by any athletes before starting any workout. Passive stretching means push into a deep structure without muscular effort, may also lead to injuries. It is a form of static stretching where external force exerts onto the limb to move it into the new position. This form of stretching usually is normally

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