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The ability of a joint or group of joints to move through an unlimited, pain-free range of motion is referred to as flexibility. Although flexibility varies greatly between people, some minimal ranges are required to sustain joint and total body health. Injury, inactivity, and a lack of stretching are all factors that contribute to a loss of normal joint flexibility. The mobility of the soft tissues that surround the joint will influence the range of motion. Muscles, ligaments, tendons, joint capsules, and skin are examples of soft tissues. Stretching insufficiently, especially when accompanied with activity, can result in fatigue-induced soft tissue shortening over time.
The Consequences of Being Inflexible
Inadequate flexibility will negatively impact the body in three ways:
Joints require full range of motion movement to preserve the health of cartilage and other structures within the joint by increasing blood supply and nutrients to joint structures by increasing the amount of synovial joint fluid (oil in the crank case). This effect is most obvious in weight-bearing joints like the hips and knees.
Reduced flexibility can also cause aberrant stress on structures and tissues that are far from the source of the inflexibility. determining range of motion
A joint’s range of motion is frequently tested using instruments such as a goniometer or an inclinometer. These instruments measure range of motion in degrees and compare it to recognised normal norms. Functional testing can also be used to assess flexibility. These tests allow for the measurement of joint range of motion in the context of common movement patterns. Areas of inflexibility can be detected and treated through range of motion testing.
Guidelines for stretching
A regular stretching regimen must be incorporated into your daily workout program in order to reap the benefits of stretching. It’s also crucial to remember that building flexibility requires time and effort. It could take many weeks of diligent, daily stretching to see results. Stretch after each workout session with stretches that target your body’s major joints. Stretching for a long period of time (20 minutes or more), rather than simply after each training session many times each week, can also be highly beneficial. After you’ve completed them, go on to stretches that will particularly address your areas of inflexibility. There are an infinite number of stretches that may be performed to address all of the body’s joints, however there are particular criteria for all stretches that should be followed:
To begin, hold the stretch position for 30 seconds, but 1-2 minutes is preferable. Stretching should be done in a static position. Static stretching entails progressively stretching a muscle over its whole range of motion until resistance or slight discomfort is felt. Release the stretch gradually.

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