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I'm not aware of any testing being done, and there is no guarantee that it would produce injuries, but it certainly could produce injuries. Some possible examples are: Torn/strained muscles Torn tendons Stretched/torn ligaments Avulsion fractures (Tendon tears away taking a piece of bone with it) Actual fractures/dislocations That is by no means an ...


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There are branches of yoga with focus on different things. If we're going with the static, more relaxed yoga poses (see: yin yoga), then we're doing a lot of seated and laid down stretching. Breath work But then yoga adds some key elements, that sets it apart from just stretching. One of those elements is breath work. By focusing on deep, paced breathing, a ...


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Generally, stretching is accomplished by elongating muscle fibers (technical summary). In the kneeling hip flexor stretch, we stretch the hip flexors of the leg with the knee on the ground. In the picture below, we'd be stretching our left leg. Here, our left hip is extended in order to stretch our flexors. In the picture you shared, both hips are flexed. ...


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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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are you asking for warming up or physical therapy reasons? for physical therapy reasons... Depends. sometimes one muscle is tight and needs stretched because the opposing muscle is weak.If you have weak back and workout your chest all the time then your chest will be very tight but your back will not be.. so there will be no need to stretch your back. ...


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It depends. It's not just about age. A lot of 35-year-olds can do the splits, but some people simply will never be able to do it no matter how much they train. You'll either see a steady improvement over the weeks, or you'll reach a plateau. If you plateau too soon, it's likely that you'll never make it. So take it easy and don't force yourself. If you feel ...


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When raising the leg, it helps to think about pushing the heel backwards, don't really go for height, then letting the leg 'float up'. That way you'll not crank into the lumbar spine as much, and you can use the core/glutes/quads to raise the leg. Also, it's not the height of the leg that matters. It matters more to square off the hip facing the floor, which ...


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Obviously, this is a stretch for the hip adductors, but the question is whether there is any way it could also stretch the hip flexors. Personally, I just don't see it. Here is what you might be feeling: The stretch in this picture is going to stretch the ligaments of the hip joint, such as the iliofemoral ligament. Here is a nice picture of the hip ...


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So, I decided to risk myself for science, and I put my money down on the program. It is not precisely a scam, but it is also nothing novel. It's a simple program of PNF stretching, focused entirely on the movement for splits. The "one simple ancient trick" is one which has been used in martial arts such as Wu Shu for hundreds of years, so I suppose it counts ...


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You shouldn't waste your time on this. It is a scam. I'm not even going to click that link because I don't want them to sap any of my limited energy. I'm at a point in life where I hang up the phone on scammers before they finish their first sentence. However, if you have some time to waste and want to look further into this, then try to find references ...


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It doesn't sound like a stretch, but rather just a simple movement. There isn't anything wrong with simple, mindful, gentle movement such as you are describing. That's what Tai Chi is, and might I say that Tai Chi has worked for quite few people. However, mindful movement shouldn't be confused with stretching. I would suggest that you ask this group ...


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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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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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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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Check out https://www.gotrom.com/ or https://stretchtherapy.net . As a disclaimer, I have not subscribed to either of these paid sites. I have been stretching for years, and I have put together my own personal "data base", meaning that I have my own routine. So I dont' need to spend money on paid sites. However, I've listened to Kit Laughlin at ...


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Similarities Between the Two To understand the reason for the belief that stretching and yoga are virtually the same, let’s look at how they are similar. Both relieve tightness in muscles. Both can engage the entire body. They can have some of the same goals. Stretching involves holding a position. You work on lengthening the muscle until you are stretching ...


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This might answer your question: In my opinion, the five most important muscles and areas to stretch are: First, your hip flexors. Second, your Pectoralis Minor. Third is the extension of your Thoracic Spine. Fourth is your Piriformis. And number five is your suboccipitals. Other people might come up with a slightly different list. The reason for ...


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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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Rounded shoulders is a common phenomenon in people who work their front side of their bodies (chest, shoulders), but not the back side. Couple that with sitting most of the day, you got a recipe for achy shoulders. To counteract this, you need to start focusing on your backside, specifically, your rear delts, mid and lower traps. Strengthening and ...


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I have been stretching for years, and stretching the pecs is one of the most pleasurable of all stretches. I haven't observed you doing your stretch, but you might be making a common mistake: When most people stretch their pecs, they also slide their humeral head anteriorly in the glenoid. Like this guy, for example. If your humeral head slides ...


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