Kelly Starrett’s first hip flexor torture Couch Stretch video. MWOD Episode 2 (first one was a 10 minute squat test). Crazy that this went up over a year ago… Check out more drills on Mobility 101.
And now for some extreme flexibility. Check out Jacek Malinowski from Poland. WTF?! And here is his active flexibility put to use in some kicks.
Greg Everett answers a question about Flexibility for Overhead Squats. First, overhead squat all day every day, even if it’s ugly and shallow. Fight to achieve the correct position and sit in as far as you can in that correct position, hold for a few seconds, then reach a bit further even if you feel […]
Big boy Spencer Moorman does some gymnastics exercises. Headstand to Hamstrings headstand hold roll forward into toe touch hamstring stretch reverse the whole move backwards roll into a straddle stretch
Over at r/weightroom there was the question What are good ways of increasing hip mobility? And threewhitelights provided a nice anecdote. After 2 years of trying to squat to parallel with good form, I finally found that nothing loosened my hips like pause squats. Squat down with a light weight (I used 135-155 when I was squatting 225) to […]
Here is a cheat sheet of the earlier mentioned Starting Stretching beginner stretching program. Update: Now available as iphone app. Here is another one
While we’re talking stretching, here are some more tutorials on how to do middle and front splits. Flexible people always make it look so easy… But there are no miracles or secrets here, except for putting in time. Middle Split Tutorial Front Split Tutorial And here is his stretching routine.
Here are some videos showing you stretches to develop better flexibility (not only) for higher kicks. Because there is no such thing as having too much active flexibility. Static Stretches and middle split Standing side stretches with rubber bands use a pulley to do standing stretchesElevated fron splits How to improve your splits Simple DIY […]
Not just for kicks. Here is a video showing you how to use a simple homemade stretching tool to increase your flexibility and strengthen your hamstrings, psoas and glutes at end ranges. Material: stick or PVC pipe PVC pipe T connector rubber band