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Why don't my tight muscles ever let go?

Why don't my tight muscles ever let go? “My hamstrings are so tight, but I stretch them all the time! I don’t understand why they won’t loosen up.” As a physical therapist, I hear statements like these a LOT! When it comes to fitness, most people equate taut muscles with strength and fitness. However, the reality may be quite different. Chronically tight muscles can actually indicate weakness. In this blog post, we'll explore the reasons why tight muscles m...
Posted on 2023-03-27

Specific Exercise Programs and Regimens

Last week, we introduced cross training and discussed its benefits.  This week, we’ll look into some specific programs and types of exercise you can use to cross train or to supplement your current workout regimen.  Low Impact Activities. We’ll begin by discussing three activities that are low impact and great for your overall health: yoga, Pilates, and walking/hiking.  Incorporating a yoga practice into your life can improve your flexibility, strength, and mental...
Posted on 2021-10-18

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