I know first hand having joint pain is well…a pain.
Decades of dancing left me with some pretty yucky chronic injures that often times feel like they have a mind of their own.
When shoulders, hips and backs feel tight and gross, our first line of action is often to release, stretch…and then stop there.
While this strategy can provide temporary relief, it doesn’t do much for long term change.
Strengthening by adding load (weights, springs, bands…) is really what we need to overcome those chronic aches, pains and that looming feeling of yuck in our joints.
Check out this article for more info on how strength training not only relieves pain, but can improve our flexibility just as much as stretching!
See you on the Mat!