Shoulder pain

Stretching 101 for Non-Olympians

Stretching 101 for Non-Olympians

Stretching 101 In Stretching 101 we will cover what I feel is the best form of stretching which is known as PIR stretching (Post Isometric Relaxation). While that may sound somewhat complicated, it is actually very simple and yet very effective for muscle spasm/tightness. The technique involves a series of stretching with resistance and relaxation and the idea is to trick the brain into letting the muscle relax. We’ll break it down like this: Begin by stretching the muscle to tension/mild discomfort. You never want to be in pain while stretching and if you are, you are overdoing it. Next,…