7/14/2011 1:46pm, #21
a bit part of that "balance" is just having the muscle strength to keep that leg up.
Classic bullshido advice: just practice more.
If you really want to get a specific workout for it, turn your hip over and freeze mid kick, before you extend the knee and hold it . Or do a kick in slow motion
7/17/2011 12:30pm, #22
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7/19/2011 2:54am, #23
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7/19/2011 4:49am, #24
7/19/2011 6:38am, #25
As I have been variously taught, they used to be the dangerous way to stretch, then it turned out that was ballistic stretching, and dynamic was different. Then ballistic stretching was ok too, then it wasn't.
Do you have some dynamic stretching exercises or links that you'd recommend from your own progress?
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7/19/2011 6:42am, #26
7/19/2011 6:53am, #27http://people.bath.ac.uk/masrjb/Stre...etching_4.html
Dynamic stretching, according to Kurz, "involves moving parts of your body and gradually increasing reach, speed of movement, or both." Do not confuse dynamic stretching with ballistic stretching! Dynamic stretching consists of controlled leg and arm swings that take you (gently!) to the limits of your range of motion. Ballistic stretches involve trying to force a part of the body beyond its range of motion. In dynamic stretches, there are no bounces or "jerky" movements. An example of dynamic stretching would be slow, controlled leg swings, arm swings, or torso twists.
7/20/2011 10:07am, #28
Unless someone has an old injury or some biological feature that produces extreme inflexibility. Time would be better spent learning correct mechanics than stretching.
7/22/2011 9:31pm, #29
Do both! But I wouldn't do anything more than what you already do pre-workout. Maybe just a bit more emhpasis on splits. I know a lot of guys who get on the split machine only to realize the real cause is just their lack of necessary muscles to pick up their leg and toss a good kick.