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What determines flexibility?

I'm sorry if this doesn't qualify as a question for this stack. I thought about putting it on "Physical Fitness" but don't think it fits there and is better of here. Please move it not ...
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Lacrosse balls versus using one's own knee to loosen in calf muscles

One may use a Lacrosse balls to loosen calf muscles (i.e., gastronemius and the soleus), e.g.: Couldn't one use one's own knee to loosen in calf muscles instead, just as efficiently as the Lacrosse ...
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Should different muscles be stretched with different amounts of time?

Should different muscles be stretched with different amounts of time? The following exercise mat seems to advise so: If so, what is the scientific consensus on the stretching time for each main ...
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Isometric contraction in PNF

Amidst the set of stretching techniques labeled Proprioceptive Muscular Facilitation, there are isometric contractions. Why does isometric exercise stretch muscles?
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Intense heat, muscle spasms during and numbness after back stretch

I'm 30 years old and have spent 10 - 14 hours a day seated for several years now, and recently have started suffering from lower back pain and stiffness. I decided to start stretching, and what I do ...
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What type of exercises should a person do if he/she is suffering from osteoporosis?

Is there a possibility that somebody could tell me specifically an exercise plan or a source where I can get authentic information on exercises for senior people suffering from diseases related to ...
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How to correct Pectus Excavatum without surgery?

What are the alternative treatments for Pectus Excavatum that aren't surgery. I'm thinking stretching, weight training exercises etc?
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Sharp sudden pain in torso?

I've got this sharp sudden pain from my belly button towards my genitals. It feels like there is a string hooked onto my belly button and being pulled. This happens when I would sit up straight or ...
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Leg tightens/hurts when stretching in bed [closed]

You ever wake up from a deep sleep, give your body a good stretch and think to yourself "man that felt good!"? Well unfortunately for me, I've had the exact opposite happen a couple times in less than ...
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What stretches are worth doing for a healthy 30-year-old male to prevent tendon injuries?

The patient is a 30-year-old male who seems healthy but with a history of tendon injuries. He is a software engineer. What stretches are worth doing, and at which frequency (e.g., daily or weekly)? ...
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What exactly changes when range of motion improves through stretching?

Imagine I haven't moved much in recent years (couch potato, or injury...) Assume no other problems. Then I do exercise/stretching/physical therapy for a few months, and my range of motion in, say, ...
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Exercise and stretches to help me reach my feet [closed]

I used to be very fit, but my lifestyle has slowly become more sedentary so that I am now overweight and very inflexible Because of this I am having more and more difficulty reaching my feet to put ...
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Quicker increase in breathing rate due to stretching/engaging tired muscles [closed]

After exercise or after eating too much food (or both) I usually become tired. I regularly observe that if I strech or engage major muscles (chest or legs) my breathing rate quickens considerably in ...
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