Overactive muscles، I was teaching a movement assessment course today, when I asked the class what it meant if I could not get a squat over the head properly, one of the students said it was because my hamstrings were shortened / stressed, and I had to focus on stretching them. Then I proceeded to ask him a simple question: “Why are my hamstrings shortened?”
There are only two ways in which a muscle can be shortened. One is if the muscle is hyperactive and holds the tension due to an imbalance somewhere in the body: in this case it was due to a herniated disc in my L4-S1 region, which made my back less stable and, for therefore, my ischiosurals had to “take over” for my back.
The other scenario is when the muscle is depleted and less than optimal in functional terms and begins to atrophy and harden. Each scenario means that the muscle becomes shorter and functionally less optimal, but only in one case, one will really benefit from stretching. If a muscle is holding the tension because it is compensating to another area, stretching will only create more problems, such as stretching the spokes of a bicycle tire.
As the wheel loses that stability, it becomes “misaligned” and ends up deforming and not working too well. So, if my hamstrings were strained to compensate for my back, stretching without stabilizing my back would actually make the problem worse. Normally, when something happens that makes my back start to hurt, the first thing that happens is that my gluteals and hamstrings harden almost immediately. The first thing I do is start doing some spinal stabilization work and light activation work, and magically my hamstrings begin to feel better !!
If the muscles are stiff from disuse, the best thing is not simply a static stretch to gain length, but a series of active stretches to that muscle and those around it. This helps to re-establish the neuromechanical transmitters in order to tone down the muscle and allow it to regain its strength and ability to contract and relax properly. This is the type of contracted / shortened muscle that should be stretched.
Coaches have something of an instinctive reaction to tight muscles and want to stretch them simply because they are stressed. In many cases these tight muscles are like this for a reason, and this should be considered, otherwise the training program can make the person get more pain, instead of helping them overcome it. Also, one never looks good when stretching, except in some cases.
So researching why that muscle is tight would help save a lot of time, effort and problems down the road, and can help create training programs better suited to the clients’ goals, and not just the simple approach to the imbalances of ” stretch the tight, strengthen the weak. ” It’s always fun to work on someone’s back and realize they can now touch their toes for the first time in years, or have someone roll their feet and feel less back pain in a minute. The body always tells us what is wrong, we have to be able to listen closely enough and have the opportunity to take a step outside of what we know. That coach was right now that my hamstrings were tight,
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