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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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Tight hamstrings? Are your hamstrings very tight? This special stretching technique will release them!

Tight hamstrings? Are your hamstrings very tight? This special stretching technique will release them!

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

Special stretching technique for people with very tight hamstrings. Over the past 8 years I have been researching the proper sequence for optimal forward bending and back bending progression. I wanted to develop exact scientific, tested flexibility sequences that EasyFlexibility...

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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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Your students don't have to be flexible to do yoga. But if you don't give people what they want, they will leave.

Your students don't have to be flexible to do yoga. But if you don't give people what they want, they will leave.

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

Research shows that one of the top reasons why people start practicing yoga is to gain flexibility. Research shows that one of the top reasons why people start practicing yoga is to gain flexibility. Yoga is so popular that if...

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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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