This package contains the following programs:
- Advanced hamstrings
- Tuck and Pike
- Standing Front Split
- Standing Side Split
Advanced Hamstrings routine goes deep into the applications of the kinesiological stretching techniques. In addition to action vs action of the same muscles, muscle contractions are utilized. The goal of this routine is absolute posterior chain flexibility. This flexibility is measured by having absolutely no restriction in the hamstrings, and other synergists such as calf, lower adductors and glutes. Touching head to the toes with locked knee is a standard indication. Advanced Hamstrings program also develops full control and strength in the deep ranges of the hamstrings.
Mastering Tuck and Pike Position
Pike and Tuck Positions are common body positions used in various sports. Most common use of pike and tuck can be witnessed in Diving, Gymnastics and Trampolining. Standard tuck and pike training involves relaxed stretches. Those work slowly and don't transfer well into the skills. Our program uses kinesiological stretching techniques. Each skill is quickly taken apart into individual muscle groups. Every muscle is stretched individually. Furthermore action vs action principle allows to avoid the stretch reflex. (The pain of the stretch reflex is what prevents athletes from become flexible fast.)
Standing Front split
Standing Front Split is most often a demonstration skill. It looks impressive. However it can do more than just help score high points in competition. Mastering this technique develops greater awareness of one's body. In addition it transfer wells into skills of sports like martial arts, gymnastics, dancing, pole dancing, yoga, figure skating, cheerleading, etc.
Standing Side Split
Standing Side Split or a Standing Open Front Split is a technical terms for various sports and athletic activities. Where the skill is a side split or an open front split depends mainly on the rotation of the supporting leg. In the sport of Figure Skating this position is called the I-Spin or the Y-Spin. In Cheerleading it's named the Heel Stretch or Bow and Arrow for the Flyer. Other disciplines such as Yoga, Dance, Martial Arts and Gymnastics often employ this position. Our standing split program combines kinesiological stretching techniques with other modalities. Those include extended length conditioning and reciprocal inhibition.