Cheryl Alden, PT
Pilates based physical therapist, instructor/trainer
What is the role of stretching and strengthening muscle every muscle has a certain range? It can go through allowing joint Mobility. While, providing stability, when we think about strengthening, sometimes we only think about the shortening phase, the concentric, not the lengthening, phase The Eccentric, muscles need a balance of strength and flexibility for optimal function. Sometimes muscles are tight for a reason. Chronic muscle tightness May indicate a muscular imbalance. Some muscles may not be working as well as others leading to muscular tightness. If you continually stretch the same muscle and it continues to get tight, the answer may not be to stretch, but to find the imbalance, causing The Chronic tightness. Pilates combines the strengthening, with lengthening, working the muscles, through larger ranges of motion, as able to provide muscular strengthening while. Also, working on muscular lengthening, working to balance the large muscles, with the small muscles to create muscular, balance and strength.