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The Symbiosis of Strength and Flexibility

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

The Symbiosis of Strength and Flexibility - they help each other survive, grow and prosper. A flexible athlete can produce more force and a strong athlete becomes flexible faster. Any Dancer, Martial Artist, Gymnast and any other athlete knows this. The list extends to swimmers, javelin throwers, baseball pitchers, and the list goes on and on. However we are here at EasyFlexibility to talk about Flexibility training, and the best way to develop it, keep it and use it. Everyone who trains EasyFlexibility knows by now that adding strength exercises to stretching, hastens the results, protects form injury, etc. A...

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Renverse (Ronverse) Tilt Jump

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

We got multiple request to do a Kinesiological Break Down of this jump. Enjoy!   Phase One In this phase the center of gravity is lowered in preparation for the jump. Quadriceps are the primary muscles to take the pressure, from bending of the knees. Calf is the muscle that will plantar flex the ankle at the take off. This muscle is loaded as the hips drop. The posterior chain (Gluteus Maximus, Hamstrings and Spinal Extensors) will be activated. Glutes, and Hamstrings to extend the hip and Spinal Extensors to stabilize the spine. The more a dancer leans forward the...

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Antagonist Short Length Conditioning

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

ASLC is a concept under the umbrella of strength exercises in EasyFlexibility system. Extended Length Conditioning and Peripheral Conditioning are found in the same group. All three types of techniques work the joint in its deep range. Each technique focuses on a specific muscle groups. ELC works the target muscles in full stretch. ASLC works the antagonists in short range. PC works the peripheral muscle groups. Antagonist Short Length Conditioning is a very important tool in flexibility retention. This technique allows the nervous and musculoskeletal systems to memorize and accept the new flexibility as standard. The Frog Today we examine...

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Suspended Split Progression

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

Today I will give you a split progression method for achieving the Suspended Split. I got requests to make a tutorial on it, and here it is. Regardless if you are training for a career in aerial arts or fancy yourself of being Jean Claude Van Damme (in Bloodsport, Cyborg, Kickboxer, Black Eagle... did I miss any?), here is how you do it. Split Progression - Choose Your Split.  Any split can be suspended. Side Split, Squared or Turned Out Front Split. So pick one or work on all of them. My advice is at least a slight over split. Just...

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Flexibility: Keeping What You Earned

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

A large part of EasyFlexibility is keeping what you earned. Nothing is more frustrating than to go through a warm up and stretching session and see results, only to start from square one next time. For this reason we focus on retention of flexibility, just as much as its development. Instructors taking EF certifications often come across two (at first glance) similar looking concepts. Both of them are part of retention side. Some of those techniques can be: Movement and Habituation Strength Real quick for newbies To retain the flexibility one has developed as the result of Zaichik Stretching techniques,...

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