|Arthritis, bulging and/or ruptured discs are frequently present with no
discomfort or pain.
Current research finds that many types of stretching impair active force
production of a muscle for up to 24 hours after stretching. This would
increase the risk for injury.
Exercise can contribute to the muscular dysfunction that leads to
compensation, bursitis, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, osteoarthritis, leg length
discrepancy, back pain, etc.
An individual’s structure is predetermined and therefore dictates what it will
and will not tolerate. Injuries are an indication that you have exceeded your
Joint and muscle pain, tightness and stiffness are indications that something is
wrong, but the absence of these symptoms does not guarantee that your
joints and muscles are operating efficiently or maximally.
The body will only allow what it can control. Muscle tightness and/or pain may
be the only thing preventing you from a serious injury.
Most “corrective exercises” contribute to the compensations they are
attempting to resolve.
Long term aggressive passive stretching contributes to chronic muscle
tightness and leads to bone spurs, tendonitis, and reduced force distribution
on the contact surfaces of the joint (too much force in one area leads to
The location of the pain on your body often indicates the muscles that are
overworked. The site of the problem, in many cases, is not an area with pain
The most important part of an exercise plan is joint health, not “cardio”.
Forces enter the body through the bones and are transmitted to the joints.
The muscles fire to control the joints in response to the forces. The heart
pumps blood to the muscles based on the demand. No force on the bones, no
increased demand on the heart.
The IT Band is made of a stretch resistant material. Its primary job is to
transmit forces between the upper and lower body. Any stretch in the
material would decrease its accuracy.
DID YOU KNOW?
Do you know that professional athletes like John Elway, John Stockton, and
Bill Romanowski have been treated by Greg Roskopf, the developer of Muscle
Activation Techniques (MAT), and have given testimonials on their remarkable
results and the power of MAT?