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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 is thebeginner lacking, in terms of strength and flexibility, toimprove her arabesque to the point where it looks like the one on theright?" First, let's take a look at the hip joint. You can see that the hip joint is not turned out. So the muscles that need to be strong enough to turn it out are: the deep six...

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Should each muscle be stretched for the same length of time?

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

Should each muscle be stretched for the same length of time? In EasyFlexibility time is measured by the number of leverage-target pairs. So when someone would say I held this stretch five seconds or I held that stretch for 10 seconds, an EasyFlexibility practitioner would say I did two leverage-target pairs or I did four leverage-target pairs. EasyFlexibility students ask, should it always be the same for every muscle group? The answer is, there are variations even for every muscle specifically. The basic rule of thumb is if you cannot move the leverage you cannot move the target. For example,...

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Eat This Fruit And Get More Flexible Instantly

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Stretching Tip #2 Eat 1-2 Bananas    Wait about 30-45 Minutes As you stretch, you may be pleasantly surprised at the depth of your stretch Combine this with tip #1 Click Below to see a short video of EasyFlexibility Stretching Tip # 1 Do you want to feel the difference between Zaichik Stretching Method and standard stretches?  Get your EasyFlexibility Training Certification and gain access to a full and detailed Kinesiological explanation for every muscle in the human body. All of our Zaichik Stretching techniques are specific to individual muscles, focusing on their primary actions. This seminar is applicable to any sport or physical activity...

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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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