Does weight training decrease muscle flexibility?
If anything, when done properly (slowly and using a complete range of motion), weight training increases flexibility. Many athletes engage in weight training in order to improve their performance in their chosen sport, track athletes, basketball players, gymnasts the list goes on and on. This lie might have been fueled from the feeling of ‘tightness’ that accompanies an intense workout. If the workout was intense and a sufficient number of muscle fibers were recruited and microscopically damaged, then even the normal tonus (the normal amount of contraction experienced by a relaxed muscle) is more than enough to cause a feeling of pain and tightness. The tightness is compounded by the ‘tugging’ of the tendons on the muscles. Stretching, however, would do much to alleviate this tightness, and stretching is a recommended part of any athletic pursuit. I hope that this small amount of information motivates you enough to give me a call and set up a free consultation. It will be the best decision you could make for both you and your family. I still can’t believe or understand why people think of personal trainers as being a luxury.
Do you think about taking your car to a mechanic as an option when it’s breaking down? Or do you decline a doctor when he says you have to take medication for an illness? Of course you don’t! So what are you waiting for? An illness! A break down! I personally hate sitting in a doctor’s office wondering if I’m going to get the bad news so I’m going to do everything I can to prevent that trip while I can. The choice is yours.