Flexibility 

What is flexibility ?

Flexibility is the ability of your joint and muscles to stretch and go thru full range of motion with ease and require less energy to move in the daily tasks .As well is very important for decreasing the rest and preventing injury as well improve the overall performance .Less resistance in the muscles and joint uses less energy for motion. You can follow a daily routine to become more and more flexible with just a few minutes a day will lenghten your muscles and remove the blockages occurring in your muscle tissue .  

Muscular imbalance cycle

Muscular imbalance
Altered reciprocal inhibition
(length-tension ) 
Synergistic dominance
(force-couple )
Arthrokinetic dysfunction 
(joint motion )
Atlered
neuromuscular control
Tissue fatigue
Cumulative injury
         cycle

? What is ?

Muscle imbalance - they are alterations in the lengths of muscles surrounding a given joint in witch some are overactive and others may be underactive .they are likely to occur in Postural stress,Emotional duress ,Repetitive movement ,Cumulative trauma ,Poor training technique ,Lack of core strenght ,Lack of neuromuscular efficiency  .

they can be cause by alter reciprocal inhibition, synergistic dominance ,arthrokinetic dysfunction .

Synergistic dominance - is a neuromuscular phenomenon that synergist muscle take over the function of the weak or tight prime mover .For example when triceps take over the movement of the pectorals major in a bench press the result is a faulty movement patter and eventual injury .

Arthrokinetic dysfunction - refers to a poor momvement efficiency of the joint that can be caused by altered length-tension or force-couple relationship .For example performing squat with external rotated feet forces the tibia (shin bone ) and femur (thigh bone ) to rotate externally as well putting the gluteus in a shortened position and decreasing its ability to produce force . Furthermore the synergist  hamstrings and piriformis becoming dominant and altering the force-couple relationship and ideal joint motion increasing the stress on knees and lower back.

Altered Reciprocal inhibition - simultaneous contraction of one muscle and the relaxation of its antagonist .For example to perform elbow flexion biceps brahii contract at the same time triceps brahii (antagonist ) relax to allow the movement to occur and the other way around .And altered reciprocal inhibition occur when one of them is tight decreasing the neural drive to it`s antagonist .That process lead to alters force-couple relationship and synergistic dominance that will lead to faulty movement patters ,poor neuromusclular control and arthrokineticks .

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