Useless Flexibility Exercises
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Useless flexibility exercises are done by athletes, trainers, and other
practitioners with the intention of increasing their range of motion. Unfortunately, the
time taken to stretch the muscles across specific joints is time wasted that could have
been used to obtain benefits from the three good flexibility exercises. This outcome is
primarily due to the lack of anatomical knowledge as to whether the range of motion of
specific exercises actually produces a significant stretch on the muscles. When an
exercise cannot place a stretch on the muscles, it is useless and ineffective and should
not be part of the flexibility training program.
Anterior forearm flexors, Crooked thinking, Good stretching
exercises, Median nerve, Straight thinking.
Board Certified Exercise Physiologist, USA.