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You’re Only as Strong as Your Weakest Link

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

ZST for strength sports When we talk about flexibility, the first thing that comes to mind is a soft lengthened position such as a side split, we also think of it as a vulnerable posture, however it’s important to understand that our body will only allow us to go into the deepest ROMs when it feels it’s safe to do so, and the only way it will feel safe to do so is if it’s strong in that position. So, while most people think of strength and flexibility as almost opposing, it couldn’t be further away from the truth. The...

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Developpe Content

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Does your leg feel heavy while doing a Developpe? Would you like to know how to solve this? Then take a look at the ZST technique called Content. The EasyFlexibility ZST is performed in two steps which repeat for a few reps: first extend your leg as if you were kicking up with your heel, allowing a very light stretch, and as you come back to the starting position bring your leg closer to your torso. You will notice that this actually comes naturally, and that you can get deeper and deeper with every rep. Remember to do both sides...

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TurnOut Anatomy

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

Certified Instructor Judy shows a dynamic stretching technique from the Easyflexibility system to improve your TURN OUT * It is performed in two steps which alternate and repeat ideally from 3 to 5 times. Watch the video and give it a try! Rest for a moment and do a few more sets. “TURN OUT!” may be the most commonly heard phrase wafting out of dance classes around the world. A 180-degree turnout is one of the most desired positions in the ballet world. For centuries dancers have worked to create the perfect line, molding their bodies to perfection. It is...

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Developpe Harmony

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Certified Instructor Judy shows a stretching technique from the Easyflexibility system to achieve effortless extensions, flatter splits, and lighter developpes * It is performed in two steps which alternate and repeat ideally from 3 to 5 times. Watch the video and give it a try! Rest for a moment and do a few more sets. Developpe A La Seconde is a ballet technique in extending the leg to the side. Strength, balance, control, awareness and of course flexibility are factors needed to extend the leg high, with grace. At the same time full control of the movement and holding the...

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What to do when the progress slows down or stops

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

What to do when the progress slows down or stops So what do you do when you have been getting steady progress and all suddenly your gains have slowed down or stopped? Preliminary Precautions The first thing to do is to make sure that you actually have slowed down. I have seen many cases where a person is still getting more flexible but somehow in their mind they believe that they should have been getting flexible faster and for that reason they believe they have slowed down and that may not be the case. If you believe your progress has...

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