The Parallel between Stretching and Stability in the Ligaments.
1. Stability (One or more ligaments provide stability to a joint during rest and movement. )
– keeps elbow or joint from bending the wrong way, like your elbow or knee.
2. Allows stretching of the muscles (Stretching exercises increase the length and flexibility of the muscles, allowing the joint to move farther than before. )
– if ligaments are not stretched, range of motion is decreased.
Ligaments have a lot of stress on them because of having to be flexible and stretched constantly.
Eph 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Read verses 4:2 Eph 4:2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; (Stretching)
Col. 3:14,15a And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts.
Bond of iniquity Acts 8:23 – works of the flesh, creates for destruction
Stretching and usage creates for Strength?
i.e. – Could help in the prevention of a dislocated joint.
How to Strengthen your Ligaments and Joints – http://www.livestrong.com/article/173684-how-to-strengthen-joints-ligaments/
Move frequently to strengthen your joints and ligaments. Keeping yourself locked in one position for more than 20 minutes can result in ligamentous creep, a permanent elongation of vital stabilizing ligaments, says Dr. Stuart McGill of the University of Waterloo. Combat creep by reminding yourself to change postures frequently and take miniature exercise breaks to stretch and strengthen muscles during the day.
Develop your active restraints. The body’s active system of muscles and the nervous system that act to mobilize the joints in the body are best suited to protect joints and ligaments against forces of daily life. Develop your movement patterns like the squat, lunge, push-up and single leg stance to reduce strain on joints, says physical therapist Gray Cook.
Train with resistance to improve the strength of joints and ligaments says sport scientist Mel Siff. Use multiple joint exercises like the push-up, pull-up, lunge, squat, and deadlift with moderate resistance for sets up to 12 repetitions for the best effect.
Utilize eccentric exercises. The lowering phase of strength training, called the eccentric phase, recruits fewer muscle fibers, and can place healthy strain upon the ligaments, tendons and joints that more effectively develop resilience, according to Karim Khan, M.D. Try the eccentric heel drop to improve ankle and knee strength. Start at the edge of a step with only your ball of the foot in contact with the step. Push yourself to your tip-toes and slowly lower yourself over the course of six seconds. Repeat the exercise up to 15 times before resting. Repeat the series up to three more times.