What is ?
Kinstretch is defined as a movement enhancement system that develops maximum body control, flexibility, and most importantly USABLE ranges of motion. Kinstretch was derived from Functional Range Conditioning (FRC).
What does that actually mean?
Kinstretch is different from other movement systems and practices in that it focuses on and prioritizes mobility over flexibility. It improves your usable ranges of motion that you may have the potential for but not necessarily be able to access currently. It’s aptly referred to as strength training for our joints.
Mobility vs flexibility - what’s the difference?
True mobility (as it is defined within the Kinstretch framework) is usable ranges of motion that target body control, strength and flexibility, actively.T his means the range of motion or position of a joint that is able to be obtained
of one's own will or choosing, via means of active muscle contractions. Flexibility however is the range of motion or position of a joint that can be obtained via passive means (i.e. gravity, body weight, or some external force).
Why train at end ranges?
The human body is complex, yet also very efficient. Your brain likes to take the path
of least resistance, which can come at a cost, in the form of joint degradation and injury. We are more susceptible to injuries at our end ranges, where we may not have true ownership of those positions. And you will always regret not training the position in which you were injured.
Why is this beneficial?
The ultimate goal behind Kinstretch is to enhance your movement capacity - more movement variability and options to solve whatever the task is at hand. This makes us more resilient human beings and mitigates the chance for injury. With more movement options available, the more likely you are to succeed at whatever your goals may be. Kinstretch is an invaluable tool to not only reduce injury but to also improve performance.