The 3 Keys to Exercise and stretching (phases and reasons behind why you do it in stages rather than going at it all guns blazing.)
Exercise and stretch are involved in the process to best help in avoiding re injury of the muscles.
Increase strength without overdoing it.
Doing exercise and stretching in phases will help to encourage the muscles to strengthen. Because if you actually overdo it then it may result in the pain/ injury to reoccur and then it means that you are back at the beginning of the whole process again.
3 phases to stretching and exercise.
It is important to do the phase of exercises/ stretching in an order so to insure that a client avoids re injury of the muscles as well as to allow the muscles to learn the correct length and strength without force. Gentleness is the key. The first phase is the beginning. It is the first step in beginning to use exercises/ stretches to assist and progress the client towards recovery and increasing muscle strength. Second phase is where the stretches and exercises begin to get a bit hard to continue to increase the muscles strength. To move to the second phase there should be no pain when attempting the exercises/ stretches in phase one.
Third and final phase. This is where progression continues. The exercises/ stretches are harder again and still need to be done carefully and without pain. Once the client has reached this phase they should be able to then go back to their sports, or other daily activities.