Very Very Tight Muscles And Not Relaxing
Posted 23 September 2010 - 05:12 PM
Posted 23 September 2010 - 11:08 PM
Posted 24 September 2010 - 05:29 AM
In the meantime, if the tightness is causing you any pain/discomfort, you can try massage to loosen things up temporarily.
Posted 24 September 2010 - 05:55 AM
Where are you located?
I may be doing seminars that incorporates Classical Pilates and Tai Chi.It specifically deals with developing "relaxed power",and applying Pilates to various sports/martial arts applications.
I have been doing Pilates for about 8 weeks now. My whole body is getting toner, I can feel it. I have always been a very tight muscled person. I can't always put my feet flat on the floor when doing certain exercises nor am I able to get my body nearly into the positions of many of the people in the class. The instructor is always grabbing my feet and telling me to loosen up. I know this is best, but my muscles are so tight, I can't loosen up and maintain the leg straight up position or whatever position I am in. I am in my upper 40s and have never done Pilates or stretching before. All parts of my body feel tight most of the time. Is this going to go away? I do Pilates twice a week. Should I increase to 3 - 4? What can I do to make my body less tense and stretch better? I also do Yoga once a week. It's the gentle yoga type.
Posted 24 September 2010 - 05:24 PM
For example, I'm one of those people who tightens up while sleeping, so I take a Cal-Mag supplement before bed. It seems to help.
It's a good idea to consult with a doctor or nutritionist about these things and educate yourself in general.
Stress management can also help, if you think that stress is a contributor to your muscle tension/tightness.
(Disclaimer: I'm not a Pilates teacher or a nutritionist, just suggesting that you consider other angles than just the exercise.)
Posted 14 December 2010 - 06:26 PM
Great job! Yes, it will take time to gain your flexibility, for you! You may need your exercises modified. For example, use pillows or bolsters to support your current flexibility and allow you to "relax" in order to work on your flexibility. It is hard to work on flexibility if you are straining.
Hope this helps!
Balanced Physical Therapy and Pilates, Phoenix Arizona
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