Youre loose as a goose

Some people are double-jointed. Their tendons and ligaments are more elastic. They can touch their noses to their knees without any distress or bend over backwards to touch the floor. People who are double-jointed, or hyperflexible, run the risk of hyperextending their knees, elbows, and other joints because their ligaments and tendons are too elastic. They're capable of flexing well beyond a joint's normal range. Unless they develop the muscular strength to support their supple joints, these people can injure their joints in the course of doing an exercise.

Hyperflexibility is probably a matter of genetics. You're born with limbs that are too loose, but you can do something about it. Yoga with weights can benefit people who suffer from hyperflexibility because it strengthens supporting muscles. This extra muscle mass makes the joints more stable.

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