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"For example I always feel my quads after squatting and hardly ever feel my hamstrings." This is because squatting is a quad dominant exercise, this is normal. Yes squats use your whole leg but you wouldn't 'feel it' in your hamstrings as much (if at all) than your quads. "I can go to parallel but an attempt to go below results in form degradation " Why ...


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The difference in flexibility vs mobility is flexibility stretching can keep your muscles flexible and elongated. For instance, if you do not stretch as a bodybuilder then you end up not being able to touch your toes or to reach behind your back, etc. Mobility training does not affect your flexibility but can help correct a curved spine, allow you to move ...


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The issue seems to be that you've got varied flexibility between the two sides of your hips. I'm not certain if one is more flexible than the other or if one is more inflexible than the other but it doesn't quite matter. From personal experience, I can think of two things that inadvertently have affected my hips: Sitting on a thick brick of a wallet. ...


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Perform this test : Stand up on your legs, both feet on the ground. Then, grab your knee with your hands and hold your leg against your stomach. Release your knee from your hands and try to maintain your leg at the height it was previously located. If your knee drops significantly, which should happen given your description, then probably your hip flexors ...


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If your goal is to do the front splits, this poster is a terrible way to do it. This poster is just a random collection of yoga poses. If you want to get into the splits, look up Kit Laughlins videos. Unfortunately, his splits tutorial is behind a paywall. Or, check out https://www.gotrom.com . Again, you will need to get past a paywall. You get what ...


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Honestly, there really is not a master flexibility course. It's whatever stretches you need to do for your particular problem. Stretch after your workout, when the muscles are warm, instead of at the beginning (when you just want to be warming up). Stretch to the point of mild discomfort (not pain), hold it about ten seconds, ease back to 90%, and then pulse ...


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Same boat as you. Was into strength training for almost 10 years and recently picked up BJJ with the intent of competing. First I'm going to tell you, that something has to give. You can't go balls to the wall on your lifts, then work all day, then go balls to the wall in BJJ training. It'll burn you out quick. At least it did for me within the first month....


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Maximal isometric contractions do not seem to be beneficial for PNF stretching in comparison to submaximal contractions. There is some inconclusive evidence that pre-stretch isometric contractions of around 2/3 of maximal intensity are optimal, but it might be that PNF is not actually better than plain static stretching. There have been a few studies ...


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It really depends on your goals for each area. If you are planning on being serious about bjj and competing in it then the bulk of your time will be spent on "practice" for bjj. That means training the skills which make you proficient in bjj. When it comes to strength training which will help your practice but keeping you strong and giving you the strength ...


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Similarly to yourself I can't get anywhere near my toes when in a forward bend, and I have tight hamstrings etc. YMMV of course but personally I've found Yoga helpful in this regard (I specifically practice Hatha) - there are multiple poses that help stretch the hamstrings, hip flexors and other muscles that will be effecting your flexibility. Poses such ...


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Hello it's Randomusersquat1232342345 again. I logged out before creating an account so i'll reply from this comment. First and foremost if you are unable to safely squat to parallel then do not squat to parallel. Squat as low as you can comfortably and safely go. As your mobility gets better then you can squat lower until hopeuflly you get mobile enough to ...


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There could be issues with your body causing all this tightness which until addressed will leave you perpetually tight. Your posterior chain works as a unit, so a bad link in the chain will make the entire unit have issues. Some of these include: High or low arches in feet, plantar fasciitis, or other foot issues: this can cause your calves to ...


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