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Overstretching for the skills you want. You need more flexibility than you think you do

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So how much flexibility do you really need? Say you want to hold your leg up in the air.. If you can do full split is that enough for a 180 Tilt? - Are you able to stretch enough for the height you want? The answer is no.  See the video and read further explanation below:   Muscle resistance starts long before the end range. How high can you lift your arm overhead? Can it go higher if someone helped you? Chances are: Yes. That is because your lats and other muscles pull down, like elastic bands. Same thing happen at your...

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If You Have Chronic Shoulder Pain This Article Will Change Your Life

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If you have chronic shoulder pain... If you have poor range of motion in your shoulder... If you can't enjoy life or sports anymore.... This short article will change your life. Here is some good news. Most shoulder pains and poor ROM are easy to fix. You just have been doing it wrong. What have you been doing? Have you tried to stretch your shoulder? Have you tried to pull your arm in the direction that it does not go?  And that got your pain even worse? That's a normal bodies response. Have you tried to put ointments on it? Have...

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So Flipping Close!

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Are your gymnasts frustratingly close to achieving their back handspring, but you can’t seem to find the missing link as to why they are not quite there?! Your problem could soon be solved! HOW? The mechanics of a back handspring can be broken down into three parts. First, a deep squat is created, ensuring a platform for takeoff into the action. Second is the flight phase. This requires elevating the body up into an arched handstand shape in the air. Finally, the body snaps the legs down for landing- which is not a natural progression for the body to follow. Below...

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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 time, the later measures how fast you become flexible. Can two people have the same flexibility, but different pliability? You betcha! If two people can't do a split when cold, but can do a split when warm, they both have the same flexibility. (Assuming they start at the same number of degrees and end at the same number -180°) However, if...

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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 try to "push it till it happens" approach, many others realize that if they have very flexible posterior chain of the front leg and anterior chain of the rear leg, they are that much closer to the split. In common terms that means: hamstrings of the front leg and hip flexors of the back leg. Here is what I see...

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