Episode 004 – Stretching part 2

Episode 004So here we go, part 2 of the 2 part Stretching podcast. Todays podcast is the second part of a two part podcast dedicated to stretching! If you haven’t already listened to Episode 004 part 1, then I suggest you go back and start there. In part 1 we discussed why our current framework for understanding stretching is flawed, how our bodies do not adhere to the laws of Newtonian physics as we might think, and how this flawed belief has affected our understanding of stretching. We began to introduce a new framework which provides us with a more accurate paradigm to discuss what we are stretching, why we are stretching and how we are stretching and when we should stretch. This new paradigm considers our bodies like silly putty, which changes properties depending on speed, temperature, surface areas etc rather than like sky scrapers which when you think about it, don’t make very good representations of the human body!

In This Episode You Will Learn

The break down of a muscle, putting on our ‘Zoom In Glasses’

Muscle > Fascicle > Fasiculi > Myofibril > Sarcomere

Other Structures involved, putting on our ‘Zoom Out Glasses’

Connective Tissue

Neuromuscular Junction

CNS (or Nervous System for short)


Jules Mitchell – The Science of Stretching

Thank you for listening to episode 004 of the Move Beautiful Podcast, I loved bringing all these insights and valuable pieces of information to you and I hope you have found them as valuable as I have and are now breathing easy!

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About the author: Lana Johnson

Lana, a Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor with 20 years’ experience in the dance and movement world, is driven by the overwhelming desire to help empower individuals to change their total health through efficient movement. She graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and went on to gain her Diploma in Professional Pilates in Studio/Rehab with Polestar Pilates and has since studied and now practices the ConnectTherapy (previously known as the Integrated Systems Model) assisting LJ Lee on her Thoracic and Pelvis courses.

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