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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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Troubleshoot Your Butterfly Stretch

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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 deeper, even after just a few attempts. As happy as we were to hear that, we also expected some people not to improve and in fact several people did contact us about that. They said that they did not feel or see any difference when performing the exercise in the video we sent a few days ago. In this article,...

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Understanding Zaichik Stretching Techniques: Application of the Butterfly Stretch

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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 new. Sometimes new is different, often too different for a comfortable transition. For this reason when we bring new ideas to the table, we can also keep parts of the old ones, too. Today we will do the same for people who spend years doing relaxed stretches. We will take a common stretching position called The Butterfly and apply a...

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Front Splits Stretches: The Importance of Lateral Hamstrings Stretching and Conditioning

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Lateral Hamstrings (Biceps Femoris) is one of larger hurdles to the True Front Split (Hips Squared) Front Split. The exercise shown in this post is called Airplane Turn Ins. It targets the lateral hamstrings and it's one of many exercises in a category called "Extended Length Conditioning" (ELC). While this exercise does build flexibility, its main job is to keep it. Most people get a little more flexible after warm up and stretches. Even with relaxed stretches.  It's no secret. The issue is "Staying Power". Can you make that flexibility stay? The answer for most people is "NO". If you...

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