Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Gaining weight and muscle – Remembering to stretch

Flexibility is one area of fitness that is very often overlooked or left out of a complete program. Flexibility prevents injury, increases your range of motion (ROM), promotes relaxation, improves performance and posture, reduces stress and keeps your body feeling loose and agile. The range of motion for any joint is defined primarily by the elasticity of the muscles and tendons attached to it. The point of stretching is to maintain / improve this elasticity so your joints can move and bend as smooth as possible. Muscles which have been trained need to be stretched out of a shortened / contracted state. Unused muscles can also become shorter and tighter over time, limiting your ability to move freely. GainingWeight.info provides valuable information on flexibility and stretching, as well as additional information for gaining weight and muscle in a healthy manner.

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