Why does regular stretching still doesn’t relieve my tightness?

Why does regular stretching still doesn’t relieve my tightness?

Stretching refers to a movement applied by an external and/or internal force in order to increase one’s joint range of motion i.e., flexibility (Weerapong et al., 2004). 

Stretching exercises help to increase the range of motion (ROM) of joints for improving performance and rehabilitation. The ability of connective and muscular tissues to change their architecture in response to stretching is important for their proper function, repair, and performance.

Forms of stretching include active, passive, dynamic, static, ballistic, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF)  (Alter, 2004Bonnar et al., 2004Shrier, 2004). Stretch position was assessed by execution of the stretching exercise such as supported, loaded, therapist, and machine assisted. 

Furthermore, stretching is depends on the active and passive tension of the muscle, the musculo-tendinous unit (MTU), as well as the proprioceptors of the musculoskeletal system, the muscle spindles, and the Golgi tendon organs (Abdel-aziem et al., 2013). The tension created by muscle can be classified as either active or passive, with active referring to the interaction of the actin and myosin filaments of muscle, and passive to the elongation of the connective tissue beyond their resting length.

There are four stretch parameters have been identified as being important for potentially influencing the increase or decrease of flexibility of a joint: intensity, duration, frequency, and stretch position (Wyon et al., 2009).

However, why does regular stretching still doesn’t relieve my tightness?

-Firstly, it might doing the wrong stretch. The stretch you doing might not be targeted to the body part you wanted to stretch.
-Tightness of the muscles isn’t the issue in the first place.
-Muscles become worn out after prolonged period of time, leading to a sensation of tightness. (overworked muscles are getting a break).
-It’s might be the time to strengthen the muscles involved.

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