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Bob Prichard

People lose flexibility with age because of the accumulation of microfibers (mild scar) in the connective tissue between the muscles. These microfibers form as a result of old injuries (contact sports, falls, accidents) and overuse (running, lifting weights, push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, heavy labor). The are nature's internal cast, formed to immobilize the area so it can heal. Unfortunately, once the area has healed, the microfibers not only do not go away, they tend to accumulate over time. This is why men are stiffer than women--they participate in activities that produce microfibers. Because they are scar tissue, microfibers cannot be released with stretching, which is why it is of marginal benefit for those over 50. Microfibers can be released with Microfiber Reduction, a special program developed at Somax Performance Institute to reverse age-related stiffness. More information can be found at http://www.somaxsports.com


Are thereany supplements and or diet that will help with the deterioration of flexibility after 50.

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