What’s my justification for that?
It seems to me that you get joint irregularities (those characterized as ‘overuse’ injuries) when certain muscles become too tight or strong while their opposing muscles atrophy or simply remain weak. How can stretching (aka Yoga) help with that situation? It makes those larger, stronger muscles a little less tight, reducing the constant strain of a tight muscle across a joint.
I’m actually hoping this will help with my current situation. As you may already be aware, I’ve been lifting weights since the end of the summer. I think I’ve gained some strength, but in recent weeks, I’ve been feeling a weird popping sensation in my knee (I just learned the scientific term: subluxation). I’ve also been tweaking my cleats here and there trying to get the position perfect. Actually, I feel like a bit of a moron on that one—my cleats were fine before I started messing with them. Now I can’t help but wonder if that’s the cause of my subluxation.
But as is, I may be looking at a week or two off the bike. I guess I couldn’t ask for a easier week, though. We’re planning on leaving town for Thanksgiving next week, so I shouldn’t be anywhere near my bikes for most of that time (unless I diabolically sneak one into the trunk of the car before leaving town), and to top it off I’m looking at taking the GRE the week after that, which would mean I’d be too busy studying to turn the pedals prior to the test.
Yeah, so I’m hoping I can increase my … limber-ness and therefore remove the annoying clicking that has just lately started to occur anytime I walk down stairs. So what do you guys think? Will it work? I’d hate to waste a doctor’s visit on it, but if it doesn’t go away soon, I might just do that. I also don’t want to leave it until it’s permanent, y’know. How obnoxious would that be?