Philosophy on Exercise

Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses the philosophy on exercise.

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Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses the philosophy on exercise.
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Featuring Jackson Sayers, BSc Kinesiology

Duration: 1 minute

The whole concept of flexibility today is evolving. What we generally thought of as being right ten years ago, is now probably wrong.

I started stretching when I was 13, and being close to 50 now, I can say that I’ve probably learned a little bit about stretching. In the late ’90 I had a flexibility business where ten hours a day all I did was stretch people.

And I came to the conclusion very, very quickly that a tight muscle, in order for it to change, it wasn’t gonna necessarily change through stretching. What it was gonna change through was getting stronger.

The concept that a tight muscle is actually a weak muscle became even more relevant to me. So although I stretch every day, what I focus on now is somewhat different than what I did 20 years ago. What I focus on now is almost doing a small isometric when I’m stretching.

It’s taking that very tight, sore part of the muscle, and it’s injecting a little bit of strength into it. It’s contracting it. It’s almost like protecting it in a sense so that way we don’t – so that we don’t rip it or tear it when we’re doing a stretch.

So when we’re gonna focus on this flexibility component in this library, what we’re gonna be thinking about is now so much are we gonna pull a muscle and are we gonna do that on a repeatable basis every day. We’re gonna think about how can we get that muscle stronger and how can we get it longer.

Presenter: Mr. Jackson Sayers, Kinesiologist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Kinesiologist

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