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Still in Pain when you stretch? Here's how to avoid it...

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Don't force your muscles to stretch Muscles adapt to stretching between attempts Your Fibers need time to adjust to what you require of them Rest for a few seconds When you try again your body will be more prepared and will go deeper into the stretch EASY, FAST, SAFE! Click Below to see a short video of EasyFlexibility Stretching Tip # 1   Let us show you how to achieve an Open Front Split, True Front Split and a Side Split Fast, Safe and Easy! Our programs are scientifically based and created by a world-renowned fitness & flexibility expert Paul Zaichik  This program contains 27 videos focusing on:...

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Strength in Flexibility: Foot & Ankle – PART 3

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Welcome back to the final installment of the Foot & Ankle series. By this time, you have tried a few stretching and strengthening exercises on your own or with the help of the Foot and Ankle Flexibility Program. In PART TWO, a couple of challenges were brought to light that will be addressed below. Together we will review some solutions to these common difficulties and you will quite literally be able to put your best foot forward the next time you step into class! Challenge 1: Controlled Relevé The ideal relevé begins with the feet flat on the floor. From here,...

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Strength in Flexibility: Foot & Ankle – PART 2

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The foot is a dancer’s golden pedestal. Take care of the foot and ankle and dance away with confidence. In PART ONE of this series we spoke about the anatomy of the foot and ankle and introduced stretches for its lateral and medial edges to help maximize that perfect point. We also stressed the importance of strength and hope you have already seen some improvements through relevés in class as well as the variations found in the Foot and Ankle Flexibility Program. Many exercises do not come easy, so if you are running into challenges, it is helpful to break them...

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Strength in Flexibility: Foot & Ankle – PART 1

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Every day, millions of people wake up, drive to work, run errands, and take part in various other activities. But as a dancer, “being on your feet” all day takes on a whole new meaning. To a dancer, movement is life. The thought of a foot or ankle injury is unbearable and in many cases, injuries to these areas can be career-ending. Therefore, it is important to both stretch and strengthen these priceless assets to avoid any mishaps. The foot and ankle take quite the beating on an everyday basis as they absorb shock and also help to support your...

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The Final Turnout

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 So by now you have tried the Turned Out Incline Plane (TIP) from here. Chances are you got cramps trying to hold a full turnout that we dealt with in the previous article. If not - Congratulations. You are ready for the next step of moving your foot partially off the blocks. We will talk to those of you who are ready for this in the next newsletter. But for now, let's answer the question presented yesterday. What were those antagonists that cause those cramps? We know that the muscles that cramped up are the extensors and lateral rotator of the...

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