Stretching

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Mastodon2
5/8/07 6:44:01PM
As some of you may know, Im attempting to add this to my arsenal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUlUv0WhDcg

Ive got a few stretches for my legs, but what I want to know is;

How long should I hold each stretch for?
How many sets of stretches should I do per session?
Is there an optimum time of day to stretch?

It could be argued that this didnt warrant a new thread, but I hope the info that I need will be off use to others, as it will applicable to all stretching, not just stretching legs.

I mainly need to loosen my calf muscles, so I can perform that whipping kick, as it is I can perform most Muay Thai style kicks, and the Cro Cop style LHK, but this kick is a bit more complex and I feel I should get my hamstrings in perfect shape before trying this!
Rush
5/8/07 10:43:55PM
Deja vu


http://www.mmaplayground.com/forums/topic3941-1.html


As for the questions you asked, it depends on your body type. My body needs active and dynamic stretching. I am flexible, but my muscles do not relax easily.

http://www.cmcrossroads.com/bradapp/docs/rec/stretching/stretching_4.html
yeahfx
5/13/07 5:24:47PM

Posted by Mastodon2

As some of you may know, Im attempting to add this to my arsenal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUlUv0WhDcg

Ive got a few stretches for my legs, but what I want to know is;

How long should I hold each stretch for?
How many sets of stretches should I do per session?
Is there an optimum time of day to stretch?

It could be argued that this didnt warrant a new thread, but I hope the info that I need will be off use to others, as it will applicable to all stretching, not just stretching legs.

I mainly need to loosen my calf muscles, so I can perform that whipping kick, as it is I can perform most Muay Thai style kicks, and the Cro Cop style LHK, but this kick is a bit more complex and I feel I should get my hamstrings in perfect shape before trying this!



The first thing you do when you get out of bed is stretch.. don't do anything else before it. If you do your streches RIGHT when you wake up everyday you will notice a huge difference. Your body is most rested when you wake up so thats when your prime time for streching is.

Hold each stretch for about 1-2 min. Some stretches are good to hold for like 5min (like a side-split type stretch, i usually hold those for 5min)

Do one set of stretches before you train/workout and one set of stretches after you train/workout. You don't want to overwork yourself.

I posted a great stretch for your legs in a topic called "Flexability Excersises" look for it in the MMA Training forum.
-Virus-
5/26/07 7:59:45PM
Thanks for the help guys i need to improve my flexibility for both my head kicks and jiu jitsu, over the years i have lost all flexibility in my hamstrings so i need to stretch these out any routines you guys do would be appreciated
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