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How to learn to do the splits

How to learn to do the splits

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Many people ask how to learn to do the splits. Today I will answer this question. Most of you already know that on this blog we usually talk about mastering the splits in depths. Such as Kinesiology, Biomechanics and Physiology...

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Why do muscles shake during a stretching workout?

Why do muscles shake during a stretching workout?

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I got this question a few times: “Why do muscles shake during a stretching workout” and decided to answer it in today’s article. Muscles can shake during or after a stretching exercise just like they can shake during a strength...

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Which Hamstrings Stretching Technique Should You Start With? Here's the answer

Which Hamstrings Stretching Technique Should You Start With? Here's the answer

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Which hamstrings stretching techniques should you start with? The Zaichik Stretching Techniques (ZST’s) called ~Peace~, is responsible for thousands upon thousands flexible hamstrings around the world. ~Peace~ targets both the medial and the lateral hamstrings, and takes advantage of the...

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Why are Easyflexibility programs structured the way they are?

Why are Easyflexibility programs structured the way they are?

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Can I just do all stretching first and all supporting later?Today you will find out the answer to that question. EasyFlexibility is based on a distributed or spaced practice model. This model is one of two major models of learning....

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Side Kick Analysis

Side Kick Analysis

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There are stylistic differences between the side kick & different applications of the side kick. Forms for example in Ring Fighting vs in Street Fighting and there are slightly different variations how the body performs a side kick. So keeping...

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Attitude Devant Analysis

Attitude Devant Analysis

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Attitude is a dance position in ballet where one leg and both arms are raised. The raised leg can extend either into the front or the back. When the raised leg is fixed towards the front, the posture is called...

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Soutenu Analysis

Soutenu Analysis

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Soutenu is a term in classical ballet which means “sustained.” The ballet dancer turns in sus-sous or in fifth position en pointé and ends up with the opposite foot in front. Let's take a look at the video below: We...

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Handstand Analysis Part 2: Broken Handstand VS. Straight Handstand

Handstand Analysis Part 2: Broken Handstand VS. Straight Handstand

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Let's take a look at the video below: The handstand is regarded to be one of the most important fundamental skills in a sport like gymnastics. It is considered to be extensively demanding and rigorous of a postural stance when...

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Handstand Analysis- Part 1

Handstand Analysis- Part 1

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Let's begin by watching the video below: What does the person on the left need to be able to do to perform the handstand the same way as a person on the right? Just by looking into two pictures, you...

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