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Can My Hamstrings Get Flexible Without Stretching?

Can My Hamstrings Get Flexible Without Stretching?

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

I heard that you can get your hamstring flexible without stretching it. Is that true? Many people are interested in the hamstring flexibility and this question of “Can my hamstrings get flexible without stretching?” has been asked numerous times over...

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L-Inching Excellent Hamstring Flexibility Retention and Utilization Technique

L-Inching Excellent Hamstring Flexibility Retention and Utilization Technique

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

Stretching alone is NOT enough! If you're familiar with the EasyFlexibility system, you know that stretching alone is not enough. Even if you get flexible with Zaichik Stretching Techniques, you want to retain that flexibility for the next training session....

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Downward Facing Dog position in Yoga. Proper angle variations and consideration.

Downward Facing Dog position in Yoga. Proper angle variations and consideration.

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

One of the EasyFlexibility students asked me a question which prompted me to share this article with all of you, as you may have similar questions. This student has been working on the EasyFlexibility Downward Facing Dog program. This program...

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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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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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