FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 128 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Ndn, Bucknekked, karate4life, kravmagasystem, Rsv1441
23114 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
GF54 7
Matakiant 2
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
New Topics
Anybody here involved in WW2 Based Combatives?
by GF54
04/18/17 10:42 PM
Recent Posts
Anybody here involved in WW2 Based Combatives?
by Matakiant
05/15/17 07:54 AM
Forum Stats
23114 Members
36 Forums
35677 Topics
432714 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#412407 - 11/30/08 05:10 PM Inceasing flexibility
Aesir Offline

Registered: 07/17/07
Posts: 397
Loc: Croydon, UK
I am looking for some stretches to increase my overall flexibility but specifically my hips, shoulders and hamstrings basically to improve my O-Lifting. I am unsure as to what sort of stretches I should be doing for this and for how long. anybody got any good links or stretches they can recommend?

#412408 - 11/30/08 08:44 PM Re: Inceasing flexibility [Re: Aesir]
Saisho Offline
more than just a pretty face

Registered: 06/26/06
Posts: 620
Loc: Dayton, Ohio
In general, if you feel a stretch and not pain, you are doing a decent stretch. A muscle needs between 90 seconds and 2 minutes of total stretch for any benefit. Any less than 90 seconds is not as beneficial and anything over 2 minutes is no more beneficial. I typically have my patients do 4 sets of 30 seconds. Doing under 15 seconds is not as beneficial.
Tony Partlow Shogen-Ryu Karate-Do Minamoto Shibu Dojo

#412409 - 11/30/08 11:55 PM Re: Inceasing flexibility [Re: Aesir]
Ames Offline

Registered: 05/29/05
Posts: 1117
The best book I've ever read on this subject is 'Streaching Scientifically' by Thomas Kurtz. Check it out if you can.

"Seek not to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought."

#412410 - 12/01/08 01:20 PM Re: Inceasing flexibility [Re: Ames]
Aesir Offline

Registered: 07/17/07
Posts: 397
Loc: Croydon, UK
Cheers I will try to get my hands on a copy

#424495 - 01/21/10 09:16 PM Re: Inceasing flexibility [Re: Aesir]
dongdwaeji Offline

Registered: 12/18/09
Posts: 14
I couldn't even touch my toes and was stupidly inflexible.

A few home sessions of a 45 min beginners Hath Yoga workout on DVD and now I can now not just touch my toes but put my palms flat on the floor... Not just that, yoga makes you feel GREAT all over physically and mentally.

#424509 - 01/22/10 01:15 PM Re: Inceasing flexibility [Re: dongdwaeji]
LifesFist Offline

Registered: 05/27/07
Posts: 127
Loc: Above Is Heaven, Down Is Earth
The Art Of Expressing The Human Body, Bruce Lee, good source too.
Fellow Of Life


Moderator:  Cord, MattJ, Reiki, WhiteDragon11 

Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Only $89

Stun Guns
Variety of stun gun devices for your protection

Buy Pepper Spray
Worry about your family when you’re not around? Visit us today to protect everything you value.
Accurate information on the ancient martial traditions of the Japanese samurai

C2 Taser
Protect yourself and loved ones from CRIME with the latest C2 Taser citizen model. Very effective.



Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga