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Framework Personal Training - Reno, NV framework-training-reno-soreness-after-workout Why Are My Muscles Tight?

Why Are My Muscles Tight?

It’s not uncommon to experience muscle tightness in the day or two following a good workout. But even spending the day flopped on the sofa or at your desk can lead to tight muscles. So what’s going on? Here’s why your muscles are tight. Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) The pain and stiffness you feel in […]

Framework Personal Training - Reno, NV framework-training-reno-benefits-stretching Here's Why Everyone Should be Stretching Regularly

Here’s Why Everyone Should be Stretching Regularly

We spend a lot of time discussing the benefits of physical fitness for our health, and stretching is part of it. It’s about more than flexibility. Consistent stretching can help improve posture, reduce stress and body aches, increase range of motion, and much more. Here’s why everyone should be stretching regularly. Eight Benefits of Stretching Maintains […]

Testing for Tight Hamstrings

It’s a common misconception that tight hamstrings are the reason some people can’t touch their toes. But the anatomy of the hamstring is such that in some cases, a short muscle can sometimes be mistaken for one that is tight. There are a few reasons for shortening of the muscle fibers, including lack of movement (too […]

Framework Personal Training - Reno, NV framework-personal-training-reno-sore-muscles-e1524595430832 Here's How to Treat Sore Muscles After Strength Training

Here’s How to Treat Sore Muscles After Strength Training

If you’ve ever stood at the bottom of a flight of stairs after leg day and groaned out loud, you know what it’s like to have sore muscles. For many, feeling sore the next day is proof of a good workout. Still, people may wonder how to treat soreness after training, and when it’s okay to […]

Framework Personal Training - Reno, NV framework-personal-training-reno-tight-hamstring-test The Tight Hamstring Test

The Tight Hamstring Test

It’s not unusual for the trainers here at Framework Personal Training in Reno to have people ask them about tight hamstrings. Here’s the thing – the anatomy of the hamstring means that a short muscle muscle can be mistaken for a tight muscle. And since muscle shortening is a common byproduct of immobilization or even […]

Framework Personal Training - Reno, NV equipment3 Fitness Questions: How Can I Test for Tight Hamstrings?

Fitness Questions: How Can I Test for Tight Hamstrings?

I often hear from folks asking about tight hamstrings. But the anatomy of the hamstring means that a short muscle can sometimes be mistaken for a “tight” muscle. Shortening of the muscle fibers can be caused by lack of movement or immobilization – this can be seen in people who have made a point to […]