stretching

Stretching will help your performance - you've heard that, no doubt, but do you know why it helps your performance? Let's take a look at what is happening in the body.
Even if you exercise before or after work, sitting all day may be catabolizing your muscles. Science took a look and gave recommendations on how often you need to move to prevent this.
Strength and flexibility are not necessarily opposing forces. In this book, Master RKC Jon Engum teaches how anyone can achieve a more flexible, and therefore healthier, body.
A lot of students ask me how to stretch and strengthen their feet because their job requires them to stand all day long. Learn a series of exercise you can do to release your feet.
Warmups involving dynamic stretching resulted in improved hamstring flexibility and increased quadriceps strength, when compared to static stretching. This, according to a new study.
How often should you stretch? Is every day really making a difference? Or could you gain as much mobility with less time dedicated to stretching. Science tells you what the research says.
And the stretching debate rages on! Now it's not just static vs. dynamic - what about passive static and active static? Do ANY of them help with power development - or do they harm it?
In this second part of our hip opening series we focus on kneepile and pigeon pose. The video also demonstrates variations and modifications on these poses for all levels of student.
New research shows that muscle strength and rate of force development were lower in athletes after sessions of static stretching. Static stretching might not be so good before your workout.
Should you do dynamic stretches or static stretches? Is one better before your workout and one better after? Why is stretching so complicated? Let's look at the science and simplify things.
The 1st in a 3 part series, "Yoga For Athletic Guys." In part 1 we go over the basic ideas behind yoga and breathing techniques. Useful techniques for both health and relaxation.
It's an age-old debate: dynamic stretching versus static stretching. New research examines jumping ability in female soccer and rugby players after both types of stretching.
It is absolutely NOT true that yoga and running can't be done together. In fact they complement each other. Read for a list of 25 poses plus one video on stretches that are good for runners.
The question you need to ask yourself is what is important to you – looking tough right now, but ignoring those little aches and pains, or being fit forever?
Why has flexibility and stretching become such a complicated issue? Recent research has explored whether a strength (resistance) training program is sufficient by itself to increase joint flexibility.
Stretching - Should you do it before or after a workout? Should it be dynamic stretching or static stretching? Specifically, what should you do before performing sprint intervals?
As a fitness coach I am constantly talking to my clients about the importance of stretching and working on mobility. Here are my favorite tools for increasing mobility and flexibility.