Our Amazing Bodies

Our bodies are technical engineering marvels. It is how we treat and feed our bodies to create the outcome, wither it is positive or negative. It is also how amazing the body’s muscles, tendons, joints and bones are connected. When one joint or muscle is injured or feels pain, the whole body reacts. The past couple weeks, my left calf muscles (there are 2: gastrocnemius and soleus) has been tight like a knot. Some days I can feel it then other days nothing. Most athletes will focus on that one spot to stretch but the issue may becoming from another muscle. Physical therapists look at your while body on movement to pinpoint where the actual start of the problem. I know my left Gluteus Medius has been the main cause in the past. So when I stretch my body, I do the whole body because all your muscles are interconnected. I posted a stretching video in https://gearupforfitness.com/videos/. Key points about stretching: Don’t stretch before exercise; Stretch after exercise; Hold for 30-60 seconds to feel the release of tightness; Make sure form is correct to prevent injury. Be safe and healthy! @pamhouck

Published by Pam Houck

Work in the health industry as personal trainer, running and multi-sport coach. As an athlete with celiac disease and asthma, I don't let it limit me to compete in road races and triathlons.

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