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Flexibility Pearls

Overstretching for the skills you want. You need more flexibility than you think you do.

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So how much flexibility do you really need? Say you want a 180 degree Penche or a Side Tilt. Or to hold a head high  Martial Arts Kick to your friends face. If you can do full split is that enough for a 180 Tilt? Is being able to stretch to your buddy's head, enough for the kick you want? The answer is no.  See the video and read further explanation below:   Muscle resistance starts long before the end range. How high can you lift your arm overhead? Can it go higher if someone helped you? Chances are: Yes. That is...

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Functional True Front Split vs Structural True Front Split

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Imagine you are looking at two people: Both are doing exactly the same True (Squared) Front Splits. Both have legs 180 degrees apart and are sitting comfortably on the floor. While on the surface they are doing the same thing. Kinesiologically, their hips and spines are doing something very different. Watch the video explanation here: Quick Definition Functional Front Split - A split with legs 180 degrees apart, regardless of how the pelvis is tilted, how curved the spine is, and which muscles are stretched. Structural Front Split- A split with neutral spine, even stretch coming from front and rear...

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Front Split Variations in the (Turned out or Open) Front Split

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  Check out what other customers are saying about out Open Front Split Combo!  

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Regular Relaxed Stretches vs Zaichik Stretching Using Wrist Flexion and False Grip As An Example

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There are a number of differences between standard stretching techniques and Zaichik Stretching techniques. The most obvious feature is the fact that the Zaichik Stretching technique use a concept of Target and Leverage. Taking advantage of the fact that each muscle is unique and is responsible for a specific sum of actions on one or more joints. However today's video is demonstrating an advantage of using Zaichik stretching to achieve a skill, as opposed to using standard stretching techniques. Wrist flexion is used an example. More specifically a gymnastics skill called False Grip, part of which is a well developed anatomical flexion of...

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Flexibility vs Pliability

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    Check out what other customers are saying about the EasyFlexibility Training Certification!    

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