Here is a cheat sheet of the earlier mentioned Starting Stretching beginner stretching program. Update: Now available as iphone app. Here is another one
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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.
More mobility today. This time Matt Wichlinski has a couple of good drills to show. He does some Rubber band stretches to open shoulders, chest and rib cage. The ‘one armed /one legged balance plank row’ (that’s the official name) move at 2:20 will be a nice addition to my warm up. You should try it too. Mobility (Not Just) for Meatheads.
Kelly Starrett with a variation to the rubber band hip flexor stretch. Variation #1: squeeze glutes, then lean back Bonus: put arm overhead and lean back Variation #2: from a split stance, squeeze glutes lower down into a lunge, while keeping tension Check out more drills on Mobility 101.
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
A hot chick showing you various stretches to develop front / middle splits…
I hate Yoga. It’s boring, low intensity, mostly statics and pretty much the antithesis of being badass. What’s worse is that most of the time comes with a lot of unnecessary spiritual-woo-woo baggage. But every couple of weeks, on a rest day, I force myself do a yoga recovery session. After some intense weeks of […]
I was looking for more leg stretching exercises and came across some Taekwondo stretching routines. These guys have some unique techniques and exercises. Definitely a good addition to your bag of stretches. Check out “Master KANG, Shin Chul: Stretching Exercises