It’s well documented that several weeks of stretching exercises results in a permanent increase in joint range of motion, but the reason for this change in flexibility is not entirely clear. Several theories have been propose to explain the mechanism behind the observed increase in muscle extensibility that occurs with stretching. Many of these theories suggest… Read More
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Passive stretching is commonly used for increasing flexibility, but the exact way stretching works is not yet known. It is mostly certain that in the short-term stretching does not cause a permanent deformation or lengthening of muscles. Any increase in flexibility gained after a single session of stretching is quickly lost. However, when done over… Read More
“Studies have found…” A google search for this phrase returns over 170 million hits. Many of these results are articles citing research findings to support an argument or viewpoint, and in some instances using positive studies as a marketing tool to sell a product. Studies related to medicine or health often make headlines because the… Read More
An arch is a curved structure spanning a space that is capable of supporting a load. Because of their resilient nature, arches have been used in structural engineering since ancient times. The Romans built bridges, aqueducts, and gates using arches over 2000 years ago that are still standing today. The strength of an arch comes from its unique shape… Read More