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Why can professionals stretch several times a day and I have to rest?

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

You say to rest between stretching, but professionals perform and stretch several times a day? Why is that? I got this question this morning. Fair question. I was trying to figure all this out decades ago, myself. Short answer: professionals are not stretching to increase range of motion. Long answer: stretching is not different than strength training. If one is looking for progress, there is stress. Tissues break. Given time and nourishment they build and adapt to stress. A professional dancer or fighter stretching every day or several times a day is about the same stress as a soldier doing...

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Is there another way to stretch medial hamstrings?

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

"Is there another way to stretch medial hamstrings?" - Sophia at our customer support group asked. Is there a way to target medial hamstrings, besides a ZST (Zaichik Stretching Technique) called, ~Content~. For those of you not familiar with ~Content~, it’s often called ~Peace~ on the side. The target and leverage are same as ~Peace~, except for the leg is abducted. Same technique, but its position focuses on medial hamstrings. Sophia wanted to know if there is another technique to target the same muscles. (Medial Hamstrings is semitendinosus and semimembranosus) The two inner hamstrings heads do the same thing. They...

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Eleni Asks: "Is there an easier hip flexors exercise?"

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

In this article you will learn very basic Extended Length Conditioning exercises for the hip flexors. (Tightest group in the body for most people) Many articles start with "someone asked how to..." or "someone asked about…", so we figured it will be fun to have people who asked the questions appear in the articles. This question came from Eleni, a manager of Artistic Dimensions Arts & Movement Center from Cyprus, while taking EasyFlexibility Certification Course. You can find her bio and page links at the bottom of this page. She was looking at this ELC for the hip flexors and...

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