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#253976 - 06/09/06 06:16 AM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: RossKo]
Tezza Offline
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Registered: 07/05/05
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Hi RossKo,

Glad to see I am not the only one benefiting from this.
I must admit I am like you I have changed my routine a bit and played it by ear.
Like you I feel that if you don't have time for the full workout I just feel what’s the point in doing it at all, but seeing as I want to do this and see major benefits I am changing it to suit my busy schedule.
I go back to work on Monday so I will find it even harder to find time but like I have always tried to do is make some me time at the end of the day. So therefore this ‘me time’ will be spent doing stretching.
I am glad to see that it is helping you as this has helped motivate me a lot and to prove it I have got the results so far.
Keep it up
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#253977 - 06/09/06 06:33 AM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: Tezza]
RossKo Offline
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Suspended side split between two chairs? Not today...maybe sunday.


p.s. Whats better than one dude dancin?......................

(Syncronised dancers!!!!!!!)
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#253978 - 06/09/06 06:42 AM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: RossKo]
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A bit of a random post

I have read Tom Kurz's book hundreds of times and loved it so I thought why not purchase the video and see what that had to offer.
It arrived a week ago and have finally watched the whole thing.
And my review of it is that its great it shows quite a lot more than what is shown in the book. Like advanced dynamic stretches, etc.
I must recommend it to all you stretchers out there. It is very easy to understand. I advise people to read the book aswell the video is an added extra.
Just thought someone may find this interesting
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#253979 - 06/09/06 12:05 PM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: Tezza]
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Hey guys,

Sorry I haven't been postin' lately. Haven't had a chance to go to the doc but I have been doing my training dispite the pain. Mostly trying to take it easy on my knee.

I am rather surprised at how much strain a knee can undergo during stretching. a few of my stretches really hurt the knee which I then (obviously) stop that type. So right now I'm trying to maintain my stretchiness and not lose ground. Improving may be more strain than the ol' knee can handle.

Tezz - those numbers are awsome! Way to go. If I can get down to that level I'd be pretty much set. Obviously we always want to go further but having 27 in the side and 15 in the fronts... that is significant bendiness. There shouldn't be any problem with high kicks now for you. Keep it up!

Rosco - haven't seen any measurements. Why dont' we both try to remember to do a measurement this weekend and report them on Monday.

Keep it up guys

onb
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#253980 - 06/09/06 12:52 PM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: onb]
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I'll measure this weekend as well, I haven't been stretching that much lately, since I had enough troubles last time.
I'm now trying to rest a few weeks so my legs are completely healed, therefore I changed my relax in a side split (which was rather hard on my muscles) into a relax in a V-stretch.

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#253981 - 06/09/06 03:11 PM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: onb]
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Thanks for the support guys. Keep up the good work all of you.
Even if you feel you can carry on it is always best to get a doc's view on it, so Onb go see one lol.
Foundation glad to see you are still stretching keep it up and a few days rest wont do any harm.
Keep up the good work guys
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#253982 - 06/10/06 06:00 PM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: Tezza]
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Hiya you lot,

good to hear from you guys again, wondered where you'd all gone. As for the knees Onb, I've given some thought to a regular stretch which doesn't put any pressure on the knees. basically, kneel down and spread your feet apart so that they are the same width apart as the knees are. Then allow the knees to slide apart as far as possible so that apart from the fact that your legs are not straight, you're simulating the thigh part of a side split. No sideways strain on the knees at all. Once you are capable of going all the way down with bent legs then you can little by little start to straighten the legs over multiple stretching sessions. I hope this isn't too confusing and makes sense, its hard to explain!! I've been doing it as well as my usual stretch routine but would focus more on it should my knees start giving me trouble. What do you lot recon. I'd like to point out that this stretch wasn't my idea I don't think. Recon I picked it up somewhere or read it or something!

Just off for a quick run then will stretch and measure.

Rossko
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#253983 - 06/10/06 06:42 PM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: RossKo]
RossKo Offline
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Registered: 07/25/05
Posts: 95
Loc: Kent, UK
Okay guys,

I must admit that I was a little worried as to how much actual progress I'd made. It seemed even worse that I'd had a good week of stretching and was going to be frustrated with my gains.

That was not to be I'm pleased to say;

Front Split Left Forward 14.5cm

Front Split Right Forward 10cm!!

Side Split...25cm!!

Progress!! You watch, next week I'll go backwards!!!!!!! Thanks everyone this is really helping me.

Rossko
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#253984 - 06/11/06 12:52 AM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: Tezza]
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Registered: 12/18/03
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Loc: Alberta, Canada
Quote:


It arrived a week ago and have finally watched the whole thing.
And my review of it is that its great it shows quite a lot more than what is shown in the book. Like advanced dynamic stretches, etc.
I must recommend it to all you stretchers out there. It is very easy to understand. I advise people to read the book aswell the video is an added extra.
Just thought someone may find this interesting




Very interesting, thanks for the review, Tezza!
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#253985 - 06/11/06 02:11 AM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: MikeMartial]
RossKo Offline
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Loc: Kent, UK
Are you going to be joining us in our quest to be extra-flexible MikeMartial??

Rossko
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