Most Effective Stretching Modality: Alternating Contracting Target Leverage

flexibility pearls Sep 04, 2019
 
How to keep improving, when you hit a stretching plateu.
   In EasyFlexibility System, we have a "tool" called modalities. In simple terms, modalities is applying contractions to target or leverage.
    There are many ways to do it and usually advanced...
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The cause of pain is not at the location of pain - Part 1

pain management Jul 22, 2019
 
 
As a matter of fact, the cause is usually found on the opposite side of where the pain is located.
Most people are not aware of this concept. So they keep rubbing and stretching and putting ointments on the site of pain.
This concept is most applicable to muscle and...
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High Leg Extensions Solution: Strength vs Flexibility Debate: And the winner is…

flexibility pearls Feb 21, 2019
 
 
 
If you want to lift your legs high on your Developpes, Battements, Penche, etc., but your legs refuse to come up as high as you want them, a question arises:
“Are my legs not strong enough or not flexible enough? Which one is it? A strength or flexibility...
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Arabesque and Back Flexibility

flexibility pearls Feb 21, 2019
 
 
A common saying is that a dancer is only as good as her basics. Arabesque is one of those fundamental techniques where fluidity and solid form are combined. Flexibility of many muscles is called into play.
 
Adductors, Hip Flexors, Hamstrings, Core
One of the...
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How to over-stretch without over-stretching

flexibility pearls Feb 21, 2019
Since this question usually comes up in reference to a straddle, we might as well call this article:
“How to Over-Split without Over-splitting”
Are you familiar with benefits of over-stretching?
If not, please see previous article here.

I had more people express...
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Want Flexible Adductors?

flexibility pearls Feb 21, 2019
 
 
Of course you do. These guys are involved in almost everything. No Split can be performed without them. Very Few skills don't require adductors flexibility.
We have a very special technique for you, to help you stretch those bad boys faster.
To understand this...
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If can do one type of split, should I be able to do another one automatically? PART 4

flexibility pearls Feb 14, 2019
 
In the last 3 parts we have talked about Front to Side Split carry over (or lack of it). We also talked about different types of forward splits and their relationship.

Today we will talk about a question I get asked all the time.
What is the relationship between the toes up and...
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Why can I do one type of split, why can’t I do all of them? Part 3

flexibility pearls Feb 14, 2019
 
 
In the last two articles, we talked about the Middle split (side split) and a True split (squared front split).
Today we’ll talk about the two types of Front splits. True or squared front split and Open or turned out front split.
 
Open
Front Split
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If I can do one type of split, why can’t I do another type of split? Part 2

flexibility pearls Feb 14, 2019
 
 
Last time we talked about forward splitters, who can’t do a middle split and why.

Today we’ll talk about the middle splitters, who seems to not be able to master the right/left frontal splits.
I have met quite a few of these athletes. Martial artists,...
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If I can do one split, while can’t I do another? - Part 1

flexibility pearls Feb 13, 2019
 
 

This is a fair question that comes from a very common observation.

 
  • So many people can do forward splits and not center splits.
  • And many who can do full straddles can’t do left or right ones.
What strikes many people observers of this phenomenon as odd is that ...
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