3-D "MOSTABILITY:" The Keys to Functional Flexibility

by Gary Gray |  Date Released : 18 May 2005

  • Introduction
  • Why it comes first
  • Understanding biomechanics of the human body
  • Strength – cardio – flexibility: Inseparable triad
  • Controversy = incomplete understanding 
  • Why flexibility – to function, move and rest better
  • 3-D function – 3-D flexibility 
  • Hip flexor mobilization – first ask, “What does the hip flexor do?”
  • 3-D “mostability” 
  • What does that muscle (and the nerves that feed it) do in function? 
  • Dangers of lengthening the muscle non-functionally 
  • Getting to the hip flexor – ground reaction forces from the bottom up
  • Points of Transformation – lengthening in at least two planes of motion prior to concentric contraction
  • Eccentric reflexive transformative response – eccentric expansion allows greater concentric expression
  • Loading and exploding 
  • The power of asking WHY? 
  • Static vs. Dynamic 
  • The truth about stretching ultimately must begin with the truth about function

This audio is part of the PTontheNET.com author symposium "The Truth About Stretching: When, Why and How - PART 2."

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Gary Gray

About the author: Gary Gray

Gary is the originator and developer of many nationally acclaimed educational programs, including the “Chain Reaction” series of seminars. He is the recipient of the prestigious 2002 John Maley award which recognizes an individual for innovation in physical therapy. Referred to as the leading pioneer and authority in rehab and training, Gary is a respected physical therapist, trainer, educator, author, coach and successful inventor. He has transformed his functional and biomechanical understanding of the body into the most effective performance-enhancement, injury prevention and rehabilitative applications. Gary’s passion for education and sharing, along with his innovation and desire, allows him to translate the complexities of human function into simple and effective techniques. Gary’s goal to enhance the lives of professionals and the lives of those they treat and train.

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