Flexibility refers to the anatomical range of movement in a joint or series of joints, and length in muscles that cross the joints to induce a bending movement or motion. It is also called muscle stretching and balance.
Nowadays, most of people suffer some pains from back, neck, knees, ankle and other joints, caused by wrong and uneven postures.
Hence, professional sports clubs open exclusive training courses on flexibility to improve health conditions, and to ease the pain from the muscle due to sedentary life style.
Advanced research on football players’ performance shows that if the flexibility of quadriceps femoris and hamstring muscles decreases, the injury and inflammation risks of joints on knees and ankles increase. Moreover, the research on patents with lumbago claims that coxarthrosis structure of them is asymmetry.
What is muscle imbalance? It is the change of muscles intensity around joints. Some parts of muscle are much activated, and others are not. And muscle imbalance is the reason why women with quadriceps intensity is hard to use power from hips. What’s more, they tend to feel the pain from keens.
There are some flexibility exercise for you.
Self myofascial Release: use foam roller, percussion massager (gun) or other equipment to relax your muscle.
Static stretching: hold a stretching position for 30 to 60 seconds without moving.
Active Stretching: use your own muscle contractions to get a stretch.
Dynamic stretching: loosen your joints to improve your range of motion and improve blood flow to tissues throughout your body.