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#254016 - 06/19/06 07:26 PM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: d0minar]
d0minar Offline
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Front Split (left leg forward): full split no warm up
Front Split (right leg forward): 15 cm
Side Split: 27.5 cm




that was last monday... this monday i'm not too happy cause i could not even reach my last mondays mark with side split heh... hell knows why... so no point in posting results.. i'll post hen there is progress

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#254017 - 06/20/06 02:27 AM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: d0minar]
RossKo Offline
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You're not on your own there D0minar, I stretched well last night and didn't bother to measure because I could actually see that I wasn't as low as last week!! I have been a naughty boy this week as far as stretching is concerned. I think I've only had 3 stretch sessions so far but undetered I shall carry on and make sure that this week goes better.

Rossko
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#254018 - 06/20/06 08:17 AM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: RossKo]
d0minar Offline
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this is extremely demotivating!.. last week i stretched mon, tues, thir, sat. Negative imprvement heh will try to stretch EVERY day this week ffs! im very impatient

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#254019 - 06/20/06 06:53 PM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: d0minar]
d0minar Offline
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Week 1:
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Front Split (left leg forward): full split no warm up
Front Split (right leg forward): 15 cm
Side Split: 27.5 cm

Week 2: (today)
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Front Split (left leg forward): full split no warm up
Front Split (right leg forward): 15 cm
Side Split: 26.00 cm (improvement 1.5 cm)

heh.. some improvement after all

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#254020 - 06/21/06 01:43 AM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: d0minar]
RossKo Offline
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Well done D0minar,

I think the trick is not to try too hard because you will create too many micro-tears in the muscle which will heal up creating scar tissue which unfortunately isn't elastic and therefore cannot be stretched. Eventually causing yourself problems with muscle flexibility and then subsequent stretching will only gradually be trying to stretch the tendons instead which has been proven to be very ineffective for adults and also risky. Stretch every day but one, a day off is important, but don't strech into your pain barrier too much. We shouldn't run before we can walk.

Having said all that, WELL DONE, you were worrying about nothing, thats good gains. A lot of us on here are within a foot of reaching the ground (obviously if I was naked then I...!) so our flexibility is obviously getting there.

Keep at it. I'm up early this morning for me because I'm inspired by Tezza's morning attitude to stretching and am getting up half hour earlier every morning (bar one) to warm up and do my dynamic stretches.

Rossko

P.S. Does anyone here practice the low horse stance like demonstrated in Kurtz book? I have a little but it bloody hurts. Only got 1 min 30 secs the other night. Should I work on this too? (Please so no, please say no, please say no.............)
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#254021 - 06/21/06 06:29 AM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: RossKo]
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Cheers for that RossKo yup it was definately worth it. I really enjoyed it was a good trip.
Glad to see that my help on this forum is appreciated. I enjoy helping others to stretch as this helps to motivate me.
Yea sadly I am back at work so thats another reason I havent been able to post. Although Im back and will be posting very soon.
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#254022 - 06/22/06 07:34 PM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: Tezza]
RossKo Offline
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H guys,

It's really late at the mo, so just a quick post. I wasn't going to stretch tonight because I haven't got time to warm up but then thought a quick light stretch wouldn't hurt!! Must be getting addicted to the thing I used to hate the most!! Here's the outcome... side splits 21cm!! didn't measure front splits, I'm not too worried about them. I'll keep them up but want to be able to side split more. I just did 6 sets of isometric side split stretches. I was that low by the third set. I think my stretch last night helped the most. I actully decided to use two sturdy dining room chairs to put my feet on for the side stretch. I had a third chair in front of me for my hands to minimise risk of injury!! I went way further that way. Plus I've another little help in the form of a broom handle which I've written measurements on all down the side with one of my girlfriends hair bobbles on it. I use the broom handle for emergency balance and also a placebo. I think it helps me to go that little bit further when I know that I can ease off the pressure if neccessary. Also once at my lowest I just slide the hair bobble down to groin level and hey presto - my measurement.

Wow, for a short midnight message I really have babbled, sorry folks, just pleased I guess!!

Goodnight all. (unless you're on the other side of the world and just having lunch!!)

Rossko
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#254023 - 06/25/06 05:38 PM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: RossKo]
Tezza Offline
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Hi Guys,

Sadly this week has been hectic so I havent had much time to stretch.
Although in class I have been doing a lot of PNF stretching and its all good.
I love this stretching it is awesome. Shame I cant do it all the time.
Its strange I have always been the kind of person that can go into a stretch and not feel the pain at all, although my muscles are just tense and that is what is stopping me from getting there. Stupid muscles lol.
Anyway the stretching must go on.
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#254024 - 06/27/06 06:13 AM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: Tezza]
RossKo Offline
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Registered: 07/25/05
Posts: 95
Loc: Kent, UK
Hi there,

Just reading these posts again to try to motivate myself to stretch!! Trained quads and calves yesterday and must stretch or I'll be back to square one!!

Rossko

P.S. where is everyone?
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#254025 - 06/27/06 06:34 AM Re: Stretching buddy [Re: RossKo]
Tezza Offline
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Registered: 07/05/05
Posts: 775
Loc: Kent, U.K.
RossKo drop down and give me 20. Lol. Does that help motivate you? Yea motivation is the hardest thing. And it looks like its just us two talking on here now, where has everyone gone?
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