NASM Flexibility Training
Form Function and Stability is the foundation to any strength conditioning program. Flexibility training is a crucial addition to any strength program.
According to NASM, the biggest source of injury from training comes from repetitive movements.
Stretch training is a pillar of fitness and needs to be apart of any strength training regiment.
A smart way to increase full body strength
By increasing our soft tissue range of motion, we enable our bodies to be able to gain more muscle.
Strength training a bigger range of motion translates to an increase in motor recruitment throughout the whole body.
Having a larger frequency of motor recruitment enables higher peak force production.
Performance enhancement starts with stretching
Having a greater range of motion means the body works more efficiently as a whole. This enables the full body to increase rate force production
The benefits of stretch training are
- Increased Neuromuscular Efficiency
- Enhanced Beneficial Hormone Production
- Enhanced Cardiovascular and Cardiopulmonary Efficiency(lowered heart rate, lowered blood pressure, increased efficiency of nutrient delivery to muscles, increased VO2Max)
- Enhanced Neuromuscular Efficiency
- Increased Tissue Tensile Strength of the Muscles, Tendons, Ligaments, Fascia (this decreases chances of injury)
- Increased Efficiency of the Lymphatic system(less inflammation means more gains)
Incorporating flexibility training in any strength training program is smart
Without stretch training, it is impossible to get higher levels of training in the OPT Model.
There are Three main phases of stretch training
SMR – Self Myofascial Release or foam rolling is an integral part of every phase in the flexibility training program
SMR is an integral part of any strength training program, and needs to be incorporated with stretching.
This guide is intended to educate about the different forms of stretching.
- NASM Flexibility Training : Static Stretching
- NASM Flexibility Training : Active Isolated Stretching
- NASM Flexibility Training : Dynamic Stretching
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