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Antagonist Short Length Conditioning

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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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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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Don’t Be Fooled By the Flexors!

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Did you try it? Did the sitting pike fold work for your postures and their kip? I am going to guess that 8/10 of yoga practitioners complained about a ‘cramp in their hip?’ If this sounds familiar- then I could be about to solve your problem! If not, then you are about to learn a fantastic way to overcome tight hip flexors. When completing a seated pike stretch with your legs straight out in front of you past 70 degrees of flexion, the stretch from the adductor magnus ischial fibers and adductor longus is not that great. So contrary to your protests-...

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Front Split: Why NOT to Stretch Quadriceps Rectus Femoris

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Am I doing, something that I should not be doing? This question does come up often. And today I will talk about one of those things, when it comes to mastering the True (Squared) Front Split. While some people simply try to "push it till it happens" approach, many others realize that if they have very flexible posterior chain of the front leg and anterior chain of the rear leg, they are that much closer to the split. In common terms that means: hamstrings of the front leg and hip flexors of the back leg. Here is what I see...

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The Symbiosis of Strength and Flexibility

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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 Yoga practitioner, 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,...

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