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#253946 - 05/26/06 06:15 AM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: RossKo]
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I don't think I will see much of an improvement this first week but it doesnt happen over night so I reckon within the next few weeks I should start to see an improvement.
I will still post my measurements though.
How is your stretching going?
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#253947 - 05/26/06 10:18 AM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: Tezza]
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I've been meaning to post 'cuz I plan on working on the stretching thing too.

So, Here I am here me stretch - rrrrrrip! oops, who needed that hamstring?

I've been having a hard time remembering to do my measurements so... here they are... I just did the measurement here in my office cubicle 8am, un-warmed up, lookin' kinda goofy stretching

Side Split: 20"
Left front: 14"
Right front: 14"

Actually I was a little surprised. I thought I would be much less flexible than this.

As for my stretching routine:

Monday: Warm up, 30 min of various stretches before TKD class.
Tuesday: Dynamic stretches in PM
Wednesday: Same as Monday
Thrusday: Warm up & general stretches before Soccer
Friday: Drink beer
Saturday: Either Monday's routine or Dynamic stretches in AM if I dont' go to class
Sunday: sleep in.

By general stretches I mean static stretches of all major muscles with a focus on calfs, hamstrings, adductors, and buttocks. The dynamic stretches are the three main ones that Kurz talks about, front kick, side kick, back kick. And generally, I'm pretty lazy so... two sets of 10 probably.

onb
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#253948 - 05/26/06 11:17 AM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: onb]
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What unit does " refer to? As far as I know it's seconds, which could define a corner but which seems rather unpractical (and extremely small).

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#253949 - 05/26/06 12:23 PM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: Foundation]
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Hey Foundation,

Yah, i was being lazy... and even though I'm a Canadian which, like Belgium, is metric, I gave the measurements in inches. " is the sign for inches. ' is for feet.

Quote:

What unit does " refer to? As far as I know it's seconds, which could define a corner but which seems rather unpractical (and extremely small).




So, This works out to

Side: 16.5" ~ 42cm (I just remesured)
Left: 14 inches - ~35cm
Right: 14 inches - ~35cm



onb
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#253950 - 05/26/06 02:49 PM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: onb]
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Thank you for clearing that up. I'm not familiar with inches, feet, miles, etc.

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#253951 - 05/26/06 04:14 PM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: Foundation]
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I think its better if everyone measures in cm's because then we can all compare our results.
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#253952 - 05/26/06 04:56 PM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: Tezza]
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ok, only metric from now on.
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#253953 - 05/28/06 04:47 PM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: onb]
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Hiya stretchy people,

I know theres a lot of people out there who don't need this kind of help with their stretching (the lucky ones who remember to stretch often and can do the splits every which way and sideways!) but I must say your were really low there Onb. You made me well jealous and determined to improve mine!!

I've just come back from teaching my class and am now going to settle in for the evening with my girlfriend so no time to re-warm-up and stretch etc so just dropped into the splits (I wish) to measure my progress. Should point out that while this forum/post has made me remember to stretch more than I ever would have before, unfortunately i've still been a bit lazy and only stretched on monday or tuesday (not sure which) Wednesday, Thursday, a bit on saturday and in my class today! Sorry guys.

Small progress tho which i'm pleased with so far.

Side Split - 31cm
Left Forward Front Split - 16cm
Right Forward Front Split - 16.5cm

I think my front would improve pretty easy but not worked on that too much, been focusing mostly on my side splits.

Got to go now you lot, I'll post a proper warmed up stretch asap!

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#253954 - 05/28/06 05:31 PM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: RossKo]
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Last week with measuring every day I kind of pushed myself too hard and my left adductor started hurting a little, so this week I didn't push anything (so no results either, but at least got a bit of recovery while still keeping my previous results)

Side split: 17 cm
Front split (left foot forward): 11 cm
(right foor forward): 9 cm
Clearly no gains, but at least I recovered a bit so I suppose I'll start seeing results this week again.
I'll remember never to measure daily again, somehow I didn't feel anything during stretching and was fine and only started feeling it near the end of the week
Now I feel motivated to improve these results while knowing I can't push it, argh the contraticting feelings

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#253955 - 05/28/06 05:36 PM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: RossKo]
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Congratulations on the progress. I must admit like you this week has been slow and due to work I havent had much time.
Although seeing as I have just put in for 2 weeks holiday I will starting from tomorrow take this very serious as I want to see good progress.
Here are my results for you this week. Once again I did not have time to do a proper warm up:

Side split 30cms off floor
Front split (Left forwards) 15.5cms off floor
Front split (Right forwards) 18cms off floor.

So not really much change from before although from now onwards this will not be the case
And I hope it will be the same with you RossKo.
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