NASM Flexibility Training : Corrective Flexibility

NASM Flexibility Training : Corrective Flexibility

Form Function and Stability is the foundation to any strength conditioning program. Flexibility training is a crucial addition to any strength program. Corrective Flexibility is the first step to strengthening the body.

According to NASM, the biggest source of injury from training comes from repetitive movements.

Flexibility training is a pillar of fitness and needs to be apart of any strength training regiment.


Flexibility increases 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.


Flexibility Training Knowledge :

Flexibility is the extensibility of the soft tissue surrounding a joint and it’s ability to move through it’s range of motion.

In order to get more flexibility, it is important to know the types of joints in the body.


A joint is a point of articulation between limbs of the body

Proper extensibility of the soft tissue surrounding the joints allows for proper range of motion.

An altered joint structure can also inhibit proper range of motion


Corrective Flexibility is the first step to strength and conditioning

Programming is designed to bring muscles to their proper Length Tension Relationships.

Having Proper Length Tension relationships ensures

  • proper movement (improper movement causes, inflammation, pain, further muscular imbalance, premature soft tissue, nervous system, joint and eventually skeletal deterioration)
  • Proprioception – Cumulative sensory input from the mechanoreceptors to the nervous system
  • Motor learning – The nervous system’s ability to learn how to control synergistic kinetic chains
  • Higher Force Velocity Curves – A muscles ability to produce force from a different resting positions.

Corrective Flexibility enables the body to safely progress through the OPT Model

Programming is designed to

  • Increase flexibility and over time improve range of motion
  • Correct Muscle Imbalances
  • Introduce SMR Self Myofascial Release
  • Use Autogenic Inhibition to its advantage to correct muscular imbalances over time

Stretching is the key to power, there are many different ways to stretch.

Lagree is an efficient way to stretch and strengthen safely at the same time

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