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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:55 pm    Post subject: No Pain No Gain Flexibility Stretching To Tears? Reply with quote

Stretching to tears, is this necessary?

https://youtu.be/oEGyP7EJAMA

Or are you looking for the subtle approach to becoming more flexible?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forced stretching works!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is not healthy!!!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didnít watch it, but stretching to tearing isnít good. At all. Iím going on 18 years of sports medicine BTW.
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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forced stretching or assisted stretching does work, but trying to torture yourself or someone else for gaining flexibility isn't necessary.

"Experts say 6 minutes a week stretching, 6 days a week is enough for gaining flexibility"

How can this be I asked myself?

Perhaps what they are trying to say is that, it is the accumulation of seconds over the week at maximum plus a little further every day.

That doesn't include limbering up or warm ups or conditioning time, but just that reaching a little further daily or most days does the trick, little but often works.

Stretching in agony doesn't seem normal or necessary, as this seems counterproductive causing damage or trauma to the body.

Those that practice yoga for instance are more likely not becoming flexible at the expense of causing themselves pain, damage and tears.

On the contrary Yoga stretching feels good and flexibility is simultaneously working together, creating a type of unity and wellbeing.

IMHO it is for the most part, the unifying of flexibility with strength and control with perserverance over time, that improvements are made that creates a winning combination.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The biggest danger with stretching is the same as working with weights: doing to much too quickly. The goal is to go slightly beyond oneís comfort and a little further each time, never until itís painful.
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