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Back Hurts While Stretching? Here is why...

Back Hurts While Stretching? Here is why...

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

The cause of reoccurring spinal and lower back injuries during hip and shoulder compound stretching. Strains and sprains, in the joints and the muscles, in and around the spine while stretching, is a rather common occurrence. Unfortunately, most of the...

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True Front Split: Stop Cheating Yourself

True Front Split: Stop Cheating Yourself

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

You think you’re doing a split but you’re not! Stop cheating yourself! 10 issues that are preventing you from doing a True Front Split, reasons and solutions. If you have been faking a split, you're only cheating yourself. Here's how...

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Advantages of isolating muscles when stretching vs stretching multiple muscles at the same time.

Advantages of isolating muscles when stretching vs stretching multiple muscles at the same time.

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

Like many other blog posts this one comes from repeated questions that I would like to answer. First of all, what is the difference between an isolated stretch versus non-isolated stretch? Let's look at concrete examples: A standard lunge stretch...

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Proper Stretching Order of 4 Hip Muscle Groups. Can You Stretch Them All At The Same Time?

Proper Stretching Order of 4 Hip Muscle Groups. Can You Stretch Them All At The Same Time?

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

How do I open my hips? I get this question a lot and since I've been in the field of stretching flexibility for many years I still get a question when it's phrased in a specific way it's confusing to...

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Why is it easier to do a turn out in the second position than in the first position?

Why is it easier to do a turn out in the second position than in the first position?

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

I got this question quite a lot of times, usually from bullet dancers “How come I can turn out a lot more in the second position, than I can in the first position?” For those of you who are not...

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Why are Easyflexibility programs structured the way they are?

Why are Easyflexibility programs structured the way they are?

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

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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Arabesque Analysis

Arabesque Analysis

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

On the left, you see a picture of a beginner's arabesque. And thisis a technique we are going to analyze. And for comparison, you're seeing anadvanced student performing an arabesque on the right. This analysis will answer the question "what...

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TurnOut Anatomy

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...

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If I can do one split, while can’t I do another? - Part 1 of stretches to do the splits

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

  This is a fair question that comes from a very common observation. So many people can do forward splits and not center splits.And many who can do full straddles can’t do left or right ones.What strikes many people observers...

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