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#381322 - 05/07/08 06:32 PM Re: kicking height. [Re: BrianS]
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I dont get ALL my stretching info by what I do. I seem to be very observant on the guys at my school, since they are all older and pretty flexible.

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#381323 - 05/07/08 11:01 PM Re: kicking height. [Re: WhiteDragon11]
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regardless of the benefits of static stretching, dynamic has really helped me. just try to go as high as you can without hurting yourself. slowly that will increase you height. i'm 6'2" and i can only do about 75-80% of a full split.
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#381324 - 05/08/08 10:45 PM Re: kicking height. [Re: TKD_X]
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Well while you are doing dynamic stretching, you are not supposed to do a full swing as high as you can. That can lead to injury if you are not well stretched. Instead, start with light dynamic stretches, and then after your warmed up you can perform to your maximum ability.

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#381325 - 05/21/08 06:24 PM Re: kicking height. [Re: WhiteDragon11]
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Well while you are doing dynamic stretching, you are not supposed to do a full swing as high as you can. That can lead to injury if you are not well stretched. Instead, start with light dynamic stretches, and then after your warmed up you can perform to your maximum ability.




There shouldn't be any reason (if you have been doing them for a while) why you shouldn't be able to get to your maximum dynamic stretch in one set.

I do a set of leg swings each morning with just a few joint rotations. I can kick maximum height at any time of the day.

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#381326 - 05/22/08 02:30 PM Re: kicking height. [Re: BodhiHuss]
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Muscle control is a must. Being flexible is important, but having the strength in your lower back and butt is just as important when trying to kick higher and more accurately. You should try to do not only static stretching, but dynamic stretching as well. Good luck!

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#381327 - 08/10/08 10:10 PM Re: kicking height. [Re: jclemm00]
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Muscles work in relationship with each other. Not only do you need to stretch the underside of the legs, you also have to strengthen the muscles which raise them up. Slow motion kicks, holding them a second or two at full extension while in the air is my favorite.

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#381328 - 12/21/08 09:13 AM Re: kicking height. [Re: itfoldschool]
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Yes like itfoldschool said, it is definitely beneficial to do the kicks in slow motion.
Sure you can be flexible, but if you do not practice the kicks, you are not gonna see the results you want. I usually practice a kick in 3 different ways.
1st way- do it in steps... knee up, extend leg, back to starting position with knee up, and then fighting stance
-try to hold the positions for about 5 seconds
2nd way- instead of doing the kick in steps, you just kick in slow motion. There are no breaks in the kick, make it smooth. The slower you do it, the more it stresses the muscles that will help you achieve the better kick.
3rd way- fast and powerful

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#381329 - 12/24/08 09:14 AM Re: kicking height. [Re: WhiteDragon11]
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so just so to understand, kicking at your own head level is considered "kicking high"or a "high kick"

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#381330 - 12/24/08 09:22 PM Re: kicking height. [Re: hotrice]
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iŽd say kicking over ur hear... hmmm
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#381331 - 12/29/08 07:44 AM Re: kicking height. [Re: hotrice]
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so just so to understand, kicking at your own head level is considered "kicking high"or a "high kick"




My old TKD coach used to ask, "Can you kick head-height?" If the student replied in the negative, he'd tell them, "Then a high kick is as high as YOU can kick".
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