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#336216 - 05/14/04 12:48 PM Re: *My Progress With Kurz*
VJ Offline
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Registered: 03/16/04
Posts: 146
Loc: San Diego, CA
[QUOTE]Originally posted by MikeMartial:
I just ordered "Stretching Scientifically" by Thomas Kurz. As of Jan 1st, I'll be keeping a record here of my progress. I'm currently rehabing a pulled hamstring/hip flexor combo, so by then I should be ready to put his methods to practice, and return to the Dojang. I'm expecting great things; as of right now, my side split is ONLY 5 1/2 feet distace from foot-to-foot, and I stand 6'1. That's pretty darn inflexible.
Anyways, I'll post from week to week to track my progress and thoughts!
[/QUOTE]

Mike, please keep this up-to-date. I'm interested and I have the same book but not really applied it. If your progress works then I'll have more motivation and know someone who knows successfully used it.

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#336217 - 05/14/04 01:16 PM Re: *My Progress With Kurz*
MikeMartial Offline
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VJ,
There's no doubt in my mind it works. And really, there's not a lot to it---Kurz just (and even says this himself) it's mostly the ORDER in which you do the stretching. Because of my hamstring pulls, my progress has really, really slowed down. I'm still only doing dynamic stretching, but even doing that twice a day gave amazing results.
But it's funny--my kicks became a lot higher, smoother, but my static flexibility hasn't changed as much. Increased, yes, but not like my dynamic flexibility.

I'll keep posting here as long as I have two legs [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG] Right hamstring is coming along---still sore after light leg swings and passive stretching; but my right sided kicks are back at 100%, as strange as that may be. Left leg swings are chest height, at best. I didn't go back to the physio after this last pull---I figured I knew what has to be done now---strengthen, and DILIGENCE. Despite what I may harp on about, I tend to slack when things are good, and buckle down when things are bad.

I'm still not 100% sure about isometrics; I'll have to go back and re-read that chapter. But my plan is as follows:

Dynamic 2x a day, passive post-class, off days to start included hamstring curls, stiff legged deadlifts, core development. Also would like to include propioception work on a wobble board.

And damnit, I still want to be able to do the splits by the end of the year [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif[/IMG]

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#336218 - 05/15/04 04:09 PM Re: *My Progress With Kurz*
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Registered: 10/31/03
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my side split is at the stage of the picture on page 71 in the book "stretching scientifically" and it states there that some people who have weak knees will "experience problems" it causes me alot of pain and then loose knees for days after so i do the stretch shown below, it states though that there are strength excersises that can be done to remedy this which kurz says at the bottom of page 123 are "leg extensions,leg curls,squats,deadlifts" firstly in what line of motion are the leg curls and are deadlifts dangerous to a 17 year old, or just dangerous at your maximum load or something also if the strength excersises like deadlifts are harmful which i think they are do you think thatleg extensions with ankle weights would be a better idea or that theyd make little or no difference to normal leg extensions and just for the record ive been following the stretching method for 4 days now but only doing the first set of stretches in the morning on weekends on weekdays ive had to do them at 4pm.Id like to say thanks in advance for your replys [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

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#336219 - 05/15/04 08:23 PM Re: *My Progress With Kurz*
MikeMartial Offline
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Karate-do, did I not ask you once already to not hi-jack my thread? [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif[/IMG]

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#336220 - 05/16/04 06:01 AM Re: *My Progress With Kurz*
karate-do Offline
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Registered: 10/31/03
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Loc: Wales
i was just asking you because i thought youd know

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#336221 - 05/17/04 06:54 AM Re: *My Progress With Kurz*
ken harding Offline
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Registered: 04/21/04
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Loc: UK
Good to see it's goinf well Mike. I've picked up a groin strain (thought I had a bloody hernia at first but that's been ruled out). Can't find much in Kurz to deal with it [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif[/IMG]

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#336222 - 05/17/04 09:37 AM Re: *My Progress With Kurz*
MikeMartial Offline
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Registered: 12/18/03
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That's too bad, Ken. If it's one thing it's another, eh? Tonight will be my first night back to TKD class in about 2 weeks; The hammy feels better, but not 100%. ***No more injuries, damnit!*** I want to start making progress again, not sit on the sidelines.

I've ordered a copy of Matt Furey's "Combat Conditioning". I tried a few of those Hindu squats the other day, and yeah, felt it in the quads for sure. I realize there's no magic secrets in his theories, but I thought it would be a good read.

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#336223 - 05/20/04 04:56 AM Re: *My Progress With Kurz*
ken harding Offline
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Registered: 04/21/04
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Still training as some movements are ok. I do feel a week of complete rest coming though as I feel I've over done things of late. Maybe my muscles have just had enough for a bit!

Hope your progress carries on mate

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#336224 - 05/25/04 04:08 AM Re: *My Progress With Kurz*
ken harding Offline
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Registered: 04/21/04
Posts: 721
Loc: UK
I have been diagnosed with something called "Gilmore's Groin". Bloody nightmare and may be a surgical fix in the future. Training suspended bar physio stuff for a couple of weeks. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/frown.gif[/IMG]

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#336225 - 05/25/04 05:21 AM Re: *My Progress With Kurz*
UKfightfreak Offline
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Registered: 01/08/03
Posts: 2599
Loc: San Francisco
[QUOTE]Originally posted by ken harding:
I have been diagnosed with something called "Gilmore's Groin". Bloody nightmare and may be a surgical fix in the future. Training suspended bar physio stuff for a couple of weeks. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/frown.gif[/IMG][/QUOTE]

What is Gilmore's Groin?

I take it is a specific type of injury?

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