Stretching


Shoulder Injury Prevention - Pec Minor Tightness and Stretching Video

Pectoralis minor tightness can be associated with pain between the shoulder blades which causes the rhomboids to be in a constant overworked/stretched position.

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Common Misnomers and Mix-ups: Muscle Actions, Balance, Stability, Single Legs and Straight Back

All muscle contractions involve the muscle shortening or attempting to shorten against resistance. There are not different types of contractions only different types of actions (movement or lack thereof) depending on the circumstances. A muscle is producing force by contraction but this may lead to shortening (concentric action), lengthening (eccentric action), or maintaining length (isometric action). So the concept of muscle actions specifically describe the type of length changes that skeletal muscle may undergo after it has been activated by the nervous system.

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First Aid For Musculoskeletal Injuries

The first part will focus on the soft tissue injuries that a bodybuilder or strength athlete may incur and the important first steps one should take to ensure a speedy recovery. It will not go into specific exercise and sports injuries and is not meant as a comprehensive guide or a replacement for professional medical advice.

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