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Squats don’t mean squat if you can’t perform them correctly. Increase your mobility, longevity, and range of motion with this guide to pre- and post-workout flexibility training.
If you've ever suffered from shin splints, you know how they can leave you hobbling like a peg-legged pirate. Help prevent unnecessary pain and reclaim your smooth stride with these moves!
Maintaining flexible joints will help any lifter improve his or her health and fitness. Learn how to stretch your gains with this complete guide to stretching!
What is the best workout for increasing flexibility? Our forum members give detailed explanations of flexibility workouts, importance of stretching, types of stretching, benefits and much more. Get flexible right here!
Reports of stretching's demise have been greatly exaggerated. In this excerpt from Al Kavadlo's new book, the bodyweight training chief helps you build an effective, personalized practice!
Static stretches waste valuable time for minimal benefits that won't last. Adopt this active mobility warm-up and take your training to the next level!
We get it, stretching might not be at the top of your post-workout routine, but it should be. Learn about the most important limb-strengthening holds.
If a few brief hip flexor stretches is your idea of mobility work, you're cutting yourself short. Make hip mobility a priority, and your reward could be a better squat and less back pain!
I've published more than 100 fitness articles and became the Bodybuilding.com 2012 Male Writer of the Year. My goal is to help you get in the best shape possible!
I've published more than 100 fitness articles and am the Bodybuilding.com 2012 Male Writer of the Year. My goal is to help you get in the best shape possible!
In this new biweekly column, Joe Dowdell, CSCS, of Peak Performance Gym in New York City, tackles two of your questions. He trains pro athletes, he trains celebs...and now he trains you!
Kane does a complete set of lower body stretches including front leg raises, side leg raises, hip circles, dynamic adductors, several hip flexor variations, and grip of other moves you wouldn't think of trying. What's all this stretching going to accomplish you might ask? You guessed it - explosive jumping power.
Of all aspects of bodybuilding training, stretching is the one part that is most often ignored by the majority of people. However, when stretching is properly integrated into a weight training program it can actually speed up your muscle growth.
Get ready everyone, Kane's back and it's time to get back to training. He's seems to be recovering well by the look of this extreme stretching session.
Why do we really have to stretch? Presumably to get ready for exercise and to decrease the chance of injury, but is there any scientific evidence to support this? Learn more.
Apparently Kane enjoys punishing himself in creative ways such as long isometric chest stretches with dumbbells. We're guessing he's channeling the spirit of his ancestors for strength in this video.
In this section we will deal with flexibility and why it is important to you. You can regain (and possibly improve) your flexibility relatively quickly, even if it has been years since you specifically worked on flexibility. Learn how right here!
Ever wonder how flexible Kane is? Get ready to witness a painful-looking stretching routine including Kane doing the splits. What qualifies as a normal activity for him may be enough to kill an average person. This man never tires of providing quality video entertainment for the fans.
In Kane's ninth video episode, Controlled Labs trainer Kane Sumabat does some unconventional training and stretching exercises while on the road, traveling to the Olympia!
We've devised a stretching strategy that you can incorporate into your training... Read on to get the details of the Extreme Fascial Stretching (E.F.S.) Program to obliterate the barrier that threatens to restrict your progress.
In his fifth video episode, Kane Sumabat from Controlled Labs shows you how to develop explosive and elastic strength in the upper back and biceps. Take a peek!
Welcome to Interview #30 in the Awesome Muscles Podcast Interview Series. Today, your host, Daniel Gastelu, talks with Jay Blahnik, Master Fitness Trainer, about exciting new exercise technology and the benefits of strength training and flexibility.
It is generally accepted that stretching is important. However, there seems to be a lot of conflicting advice about how and when to stretch. Take a closer look at passive and active stretching to learn more.
Stretching has many benefits that cannot only help you trainer harder, but it also helps you in life. Learn more about the importance of flexibility, what determines flexibility, health benefits, types of stretching, and more right here!
The entire musculoskeletal system benefits from having good flexibility. Flexibility is essential for normal joint health. Get an update on types of stretching and some of their benefits. Try them out!
Many bodybuilders overlook stretching. They don't realize the immense benefits that come along with stretching so they completely neglect it. Learn just how important stretching is, what types there are and sample slits.
In this episode learn how to improve your speed, balance, agility and much more by focusing on mindset and state-of-the-art Parisi Speed School training techniques! Check it out...
So, are there only good stretches and bad stretches? Is there no middle ground? Let's put an end to the confusion... Here are some requirements, steps and examples for safe stretching!
I recommend performing all stretching & flexibility work by using a resistance band. The very first experience I had stretching with these bands, I was hooked! Here are a series of helpful stretches...
What Is The Best Workout For Increased Balance? Balance plays an important role in your routine. Learn what our forum members thought about this as they share their ideas and workouts. Try them out now!
Learn how to perform every stretch, what bodyparts they work, and more! Pictures and videos.
Although the warm up and cool down are both important, they are important for different reasons. While the warm up prepares the body for strenuous activity, cooling down plays a different role. Learn more...
Currently, there seems to be a lot of confusion about how and when stretching should be used as part of the warm-up. Some people are under the impression that stretching should be avoided altogether. Learn more...
If you believe stretching is not important before some kind of exercise then you may want to read this. While the evidence does need to be stronger it seems clear that stretching before any activity is beneficial.
How important is warming up? Find out what other people from the message boards think...
No, the name of the exercise is not a joke. If you would like to see what I am talking about then you will just have to read through this article.
I initially used stair climbing workouts to improve my aerobic conditioning but as time went on I learned to use it for anaerobic conditioning, lower body strength and power development and flexibility...
Is stretching necessary for mixed martial arts athletes? Find out if it is and why here...
Mobility practice is a daily requirement, whereas flexibility training is not. Mobility practice provides nutritive and lubricative fluid to wash each joint (which it would not happen without doing so), reversing the aging-process...
A warm up can undoubtedly be advantageous if done properly, and in accordance to your desired training effect. Let's dig in and find out where you've been going wrong; you may be surprised!
So much information is available on the promising results from stretching. Moreover, there is very little information on the NEGATIVE effects of stretching.
Wake up, my multi-sport friends! It's time to slap the yoga mat down and work on your flexibility and strength. Your tight body will thank you for it!
In this article find out the different forms of stretches, their benefits and some simple, easy to follow stretching routines!
In this article I will try to shed some light on some of the reasons for incorporating stretching into your exercise routine (and life), plus give you some insight as to how to stretch correctly (and incorrectly).
Perhaps the most overlooked area in flexibility with regards to athletics is the ankle. Coach Wagner focuses on the muscles of the lower leg and their role in ankle flexibility.
Coach Tuten provides you with the flexibility development program that he has implemented with the Denver Broncos. Learn how to stretch like the Denver Broncos.
Warming up, a phrase loosely thrown around by trainees across the world. A proper warm-up can go a long way in increasing the bodies ability to perform. Learn why most people don't warm-up correctly and how to fix it!
In almost every activity or sport, stretching has always been a typical way to warm up the body and get it ready for action. However, you do not have to be an elite athlete to reap the rewards. Learn the benefits of stretching and how to. Bonus: Brenda Kelly's stretching and flexibility tips!
Since I've spent quite enough of my training time using useless strategies and seeing others do the same I'm now going to let everyone in on a real secret to training success: the proper warm-up procedure.
Stretching can prevent injuries and also help you gain new muscle. Learn why stretching is so important and the different types of stretching!
Not only will these warm up sets prepare the joints and muscles for the workout ahead, but also your mindset, a critical element in your overall success. So, get out to the gym, baby boomers, armed and ready to begin your daily mission towards building a legendary physique in an efficient and injury free method.
Benefits from stretching include longer, leaner lines, injury prevention, reaching flexibility goals and of course being flexible helps our joints and tendons remain pliable for everyday activities and sports.
Your mid back to the back of your knee are responsible for the most important and explosive power on the field, your hips.
In theory, stretching can make the fascial encasements around muscle fibers less restricting. This means that muscle growth will be easier. Learn why and learn which stretches are best.
I hate stretching! You heard me right. I'm a fitness book author with a chapter dedicated to stretching, and I dislike stretching.
While many readers have the weight training as a mainstay for keeping fit and healthy, some even competing, there are a lot of people who use the weight room for boosting another, primary sport.
Typically, it is these individuals that cannot help disrespecting the equipment not to mention fellow gym members by literally dropping the weight from unbelievable heights.
Firstly who actually warms up at the beginning of their training session by stretching. I reckon 90% of teenagers who go to the gym forget that part and go straight into heavy lifting. T
Stretching isn't a favorite part in many bodybuilders' training programs, and it's not mine either! I hate it! Even though I dislike it I make an effort to stretch before, during and after a workout.
The importance of flexibility in a fitness routine is crucial to your overall performance. The way you look on stage when executing certain moves in your routine will reflect this very important element. Out of the three common requirements in a fitness routine being; strength, flexibility and endurance, flexibility is the element that competitors neglect most. Get bendy!
Stretching not only improves appearance, lengthens muscles, and gives that lean, toned look on stage, but it also improves fitness and health. It is the ultimate for preventing injuries.
So there I was, reading through the latest articles on the website and I came across one that seamed intriguing. It was about the last week before a show, I wondered what new insights I could get from it.
Let's face it, a workout wouldn't be complete without proper stretching exercises. We all need a certain amount of flexibility to accomplish our daily activities and duties. But by going beyond that and working at increasing your range of motion through special techniques can bring great benefits.
Lose Fat & Promote Strength And Muscle!*