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Front Split: Why NOT to Stretch Quadriceps Rectus Femoris

Front Split: Why NOT to Stretch Quadriceps Rectus Femoris

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Am I doing, something that I should not be doing? This question does come up often. And today I will talk about one of those things, when it comes to mastering the True (Squared) Front Split. While some people simply...

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Flexibility: Keeping What You Earned

Flexibility: Keeping What You Earned

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A large part of EasyFlexibility is keeping what you earned. Nothing is more frustrating than to go through a warm up and stretching session and see results, only to start from square one next time. For this reason we focus...

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Flexibility vs Pliability

Flexibility vs Pliability

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Could you been thinking that you are lacking flexibility, but have been lacking pliability all along? Well, what is the difference? In short, Flexibility to Speed is Pliability to Acceleration. The former measures how flexible you are at any given...

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Front Splits Stretches: The Importance of Lateral Hamstrings Stretching and Conditioning

Front Splits Stretches: The Importance of Lateral Hamstrings Stretching and Conditioning

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Lateral Hamstrings (Biceps Femoris) is one of larger hurdles to the True Front Split (Hips Squared) Front Split. The exercise shown in this post is called Airplane Turn Ins. It targets the lateral hamstrings and it's one of many exercises...

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Antagonist Short Length Conditioning

Antagonist Short Length Conditioning

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ASLC is a concept under the umbrella of strength exercises in EasyFlexibility system. Extended Length Conditioning and Peripheral Conditioning are found in the same group. All three types of techniques work the joint in its deep range. Each technique focuses...

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Arabesque and Back Flexibility

Arabesque and Back Flexibility

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A common saying is that a dancer is only as good as her basics. Arabesque is one of those fundamental techniques where fluidity and solid form are combined. Flexibility of many muscles is called into play. Adductors, Hip Flexors, Hamstrings,...

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Regular Relaxed Stretches vs Zaichik Stretching Using Wrist Flexion and False Grip As An Example

Regular Relaxed Stretches vs Zaichik Stretching Using Wrist Flexion and False Grip As An Example

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There are a number of differences between standard stretching techniques and Zaichik Stretching techniques. The most obvious feature is the fact that the Zaichik Stretching technique use a concept of Target and Leverage. Taking advantage of the fact that each muscle is...

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Front Split Variations in the (Turned out or Open) Front Split

Front Split Variations in the (Turned out or Open) Front Split

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Open Front Split may not be as pretty as a Squared Front Split or a Side Split, but it sure gets work done. Called by another name a Turned Out Front Split, is an important foundation for many disciplines such...

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Functional True Front Split vs Structural True Front Split

Functional True Front Split vs Structural True Front Split

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Imagine you are looking at two people: Both are doing exactly the same True (Squared) Front Splits. Both have legs 180 degrees apart and are sitting comfortably on the floor. While on the surface they are doing the same thing....

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