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

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...

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Eat This Fruit And Get More Flexible Instantly

Eat This Fruit And Get More Flexible Instantly

Posted by EasyFlexibility Team on

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...

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Strength in Flexibility: Foot & Ankle – PART 3

Strength in Flexibility: Foot & Ankle – PART 3

Posted by EasyFlexibility Team on

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,...

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Strength in Flexibility: Foot & Ankle – PART 2

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...

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Strength in Flexibility: Foot & Ankle – PART 1

Strength in Flexibility: Foot & Ankle – PART 1

Posted by EasyFlexibility Team on

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...

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Troubleshoot Your Butterfly Stretch

Troubleshoot Your Butterfly Stretch

Posted by EasyFlexibility Team on

Recently we discussed the applications of Zaichik Stretching Principles to the Butterfly Stretch. (If you missed the article click here to read it). We received numerous replies from people who tried the techniques and were happy to see their Butterfly get...

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Understanding Zaichik Stretching Techniques: Application of the Butterfly Stretch

Understanding Zaichik Stretching Techniques: Application of the Butterfly Stretch

Posted by EasyFlexibility Team on

We improve, progress and evolve when we step out of our comfort zone. This applies to everything in life. Stretching techniques are no exception. If the old one is not getting you any further, it makes sense to try something...

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