Mobilising the shoulder joint

image I was asked last week about shoulder stretches. It’s interesting because shoulders are a much neglected area when we perform stretches. Seated desk jobs, pool posture, repetitive sports all contribute to shoulder restriction, particularly swimming.

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How do you stretch and why: part 2

IMG_3117A lot of research has been done into stretching and its benefits. Much of this research is inconclusive as to whether stretching after exercise prevents DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). Static stretching before exercise has in fact been proved to impede performance.  Continue reading “How do you stretch and why: part 2”

Stretching after exercise: why do we bother?

StretchingStretching is one of those things we are always told to do by trainers or group fitness instructors, but why bother? What exactly does it do?

This is part 1 of a two part mini series on stretching and flexibility. Here are a few benefits you will gain from stretching. Continue reading “Stretching after exercise: why do we bother?”