Neuromechanics Weekly: PART 1:

Stretching increases the strength in contralateral muscles?

The question is why (isn’t that always the question?). Applying your knowledge of neurology, can you figure it out?

Here’s a hint: There are at least 2 related reasons. See the pictures above and check back at noon for our theory.

Stew on this for an hour, seriously !   Engage your brain on this very important topic and we will see you in one hour.  For the next hour as you stretch, or stretch athletes, or patients or as you prescribe stretching as some homework to someone, think about how stretching one muscle creates strength in a contralateral muscles.  If you learn to use the power of the nervous system to your advantage you can get much better results.  The Gait Guys do.

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