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What is meant by a tight muscle?

This is actually a interesting question. Someone who has thought about this is Jules Mitchell, who just put out a book out on stretching. If I recall correctly, in a podcast, she said that "tight" ...
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Wearing tights while doing squats and deadlifts

Wearing compression tights at the gym has definitely become more common throughout the years. Various athletes now partake claiming different benefits: IE yogi’s for tighter clothing and ease in ...
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What can I do to prevent my (outer) shins from tightening while running?

I run often, 5 miles at a time. I experience this, especially on my right shin. It tightens up after about 1/2 mile. It's not painful, but it's discomforting. Sometimes I can tough it out and run ...
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Why is my leg mobility limited even when it doesn't feel like I'm stretching a muscle?

Perform this test : Stand up on your legs, both feet on the ground. Then, grab your knee with your hands and hold your leg against your stomach. Release your knee from your hands and try to maintain ...
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What is meant by a tight muscle?

I'll approach this from two angles. For lack of betters terms, let's call one the microscopic angle and the other the eye test. Microscopic Without going into the weeds on this, muscle contracts ...
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post stretching tightness in posterior leg muscles

There could be issues with your body causing all this tightness which until addressed will leave you perpetually tight. Your posterior chain works as a unit, so a bad link in the chain will make the ...
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slouched shoulders get better when i open my hands

Sitting is quite literally killing you. There is a long thread of answers over here related to fixing the damage that comes from long term computer work. It took months and years to cause the damage,...
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What can I do to prevent my (outer) shins from tightening while running?

I've experience this for a long time, it get much better right now but not solved completed. First reason cause it is your foot may be supination/pronation, at least this is what I had. You can go ...
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