If you know me, you have probably heard me preach about stretching.
A little stretching is better than none
With the limited time we have, focus on stretching the muscles that tend to be tight
Stretching after exercise is better than before – even if that means you don’t stretch until that night as you are watching TV
Don’t be too over zealous. Gently find the position where you start to feel the stretch and relax into it.
I was recently reminded how assisted stretching can be a great tool to deal with those nasty persistant tight muscles. For me it was the hamstrings, and it worked wonders. It can be used as a preventative tool, or as a tool to help you recover from an injury.
I have started to offer short appointments (~15min) which focus solely on helping you stretch. Hamstrings love this stuff. I can also do Kinesio Taping if needed in such an appointment.
All for a fee of $15-20 (depending on the use of Kinesio Tape). If you have an understanding friend/partner/spouse – they could assist you for free!
Regardless, if you ever have any stretching questions, such as “How do I stretch……..?”, I am more than happy to help out, and often give out sheets showing stretches that can be done at home. All just because I want you to stay as healthy, pain-free and injury-free as possible.
And on a side note: Erica Napuli was the wonderful person who helped stretch out my hamstrings.
She is a trainer who works out of Health Coaches (on Free St.) under her business name of Evolution Fitness. And for those of you doing Lobsterman, Erica will be there to assist athletes stretch – both
before and after the race. I will also be there helping her out. I promise more on Erica a later.