At SVZ Internal Performance Center® we don't conform to any particular training style. We understand

each individual is unique and, therefore, requires a custom fit approach. Particularly important is the

principle of Microprogression® designated by RTS® Microprogression® represents the idea that

exercises should be progressed in the smallest and most reasonable steps. While many in the fitness

industry pride themselves on how challenging they can make a workout, we understand there is a

major difference between  an exercise that is difficult and one that is both appropriate and effective. 

Stretching, Active Isolated Stretching, Aaron Mattes, Tight Muscles

The Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) method of muscle lengthening provides effective, dynamic, facilitated stretching of major muscle groups, but more importantly, AIS provides functional and physiological restoration

 of superficial and deep fascial planes. For years, a prolonged static stretching technique was the gold standard. However, prolonged static stretching actually decreases the blood flow within the tissue creating localized

ischemia and lactic acid buildup. This can potentially cause irritation or injury of local muscular, tendinous, lymphatic, as well as neural tissues, similar to the effects and consequences of trauma and overuse syndromes. Performing AIS of no longer than two seconds allows the target muscles to optimally lengthen without

triggering the protective stretch reflex and subsequent reciprocal antagonistic muscle contraction as the

isolated muscle achieves a state of relaxation. These stretches provide maximum benefit and can be

accomplished without opposing tension or resulting trauma.  



SVZ Internal Performance Center offers educational courses for exercise professionals who are

looking to add exceptional value to their clients. Our education process is designed to help you

understand exercise mechanics from a physics and anatomical perspective rather than relying

on tradition and protocols often offered by popular organizations. We are also

South Florida's Hub for the Resistance Training Specialist® Foundations Program.

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