The pain relieving expert explains for some people a painful feeling after stretching is a reason for simply not stretching. They say: “It doesn’t do any good anyway. And afterwards it hurts even more than before. “Could be. But why? And how long is that? And why it has to be that way. So listen to what the expert has to say.
Mistakes and how to avoid them! If you understand this, then the gateway to real independence opens. As this article is the second part on this topic, I recommend that all interested people read the first part in addition. In this article, I have already dealt with 2 problems that could occur after stretching. I have clarified the situation and provided possible solutions.
I link part 1 at the end of this article. Pain after stretching. It could be that you have treated yourself according to the motto – “much helps much”.
“I’m in a lot of pain, so I have to stretch really hard. Because I want to be free of pain again quickly. That’s logical. So it’s full speed ahead, isn’t it?”
An exercise that aims to stretch an area that is too matted, too stiff and too immobile beyond what is biologically possible quickly reaches the limits of what is currently biologically feasible. That takes time. It needs stretching in the right dosage.
Would I drive a 15-year-old car the same way I drive a brand-new car? Overdrive the gears, brake very hard? Probably not. What makes you think that just because you can do it, it makes sense to do it? In this case, the body’s safety system slows you down. The brain recognises that you are not yet “equipped” for this new range of movement and tries to prevent it. How? With pain. Actually, your own brain should step behind the person, tap that person on the shoulder and say, “Hey, buddy… slow down, you’re going to hurt yourself.”
But it can’t do that – so it uses the quicker way – pain.
Explanation: How much is enough, how much stretching is too little? Level 10 is the level where the person who is stretching, stretches so much that the person has to hold their breath. The person has to actively span against it. A level between 8 and 9.5 is the target window. So below that, below 10. And slowly “slide” into the stretch. When the stretching pain subsides, which it will if you stretch for 2:30 minutes, then raise the stretch back up to the personal 8 – 9.5. “Now I’ve been stretching 10 times a day and it still hasn’t got better. Damn it.
On the contrary, it’s getting worse and worse.” You do the exercises too often. If you keep to the time frame of 2:30 minutes, stay at your personal level of 8 – 9.5, then 1 x a day is actually enough. But if you do it, do it properly. A maximum of 2 times a day. The same applies as described above.
For the body, the exercise is additional work. Muscles, tendons, fasciae and connective tissue are stretched. Something the person has not done for decades.
And now the person is trying to run the 100m in under 10 seconds. Is that realistic? As a newbie? Probably not. Questions? Suggestions? Did I mention that I help people in pain?
Quickly and efficiently. And in the end, independence from the practitioner. I already mentioned that.
All right. You know how to contact me. I have no doubt about that.
See you next time.
Link to the first article: https://www.facebook.com/flowmotionIreland/posts/954181665162984