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    This is a good resource. It can suck in the beginning but I've achieved good results with it.

    http://www.mobilitywod.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by 307monkeys View Post
    Heyo, I just started up with martial arts. I obviously have a lot of conditioning to do, but my main concern right now is my flexibility. There are, quite frankly, planks of wood more flexible than I am. As I'm going to be starting up Muay Thai pretty soon, I'd like to know any flexibility exercises that might help me get ready.

    Oh, and if it makes any difference, I am not finished growing, in case it messes up bone growth and all that jazz.

    Cheers!
    I would suggest you to learn yoga! One of the main benefit of yoga is flexibility. Stretching body tightly in new ways will help to become more flexible. It brings greater range of motion to muscles and joints that helpful to gain flexibility in hamstrings, back, shoulders, and hips. Make sure that the yoga program you are going to take up is authentic and carried out by certified yoga teachers.

    yoga teacher training

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    I believe that flexibility training is massively underestimated and is often just grouped as "Stretching".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMMA View Post
    I believe that flexibility training is massively underestimated and is often just grouped as "Stretching".
    Yeah, not so much. The average person trained from public school gym class or kiddy karate is going to have more wrong beliefs about stretching than right ones. (Hint: that was me a couple years ago.)

    I second the recommendations for Kurz. His Stretching Scientifically specifically addresses kickboxing.

    Mobility WOD is great, as noted above, but requires a little bit of foreknowledge.

    Yoga's great, but it's not ideal for Muay Thai flexibility as I understand.

    I'll be reading Pavel's stuff shortly. Hopefully it has more of his extensive knowledge and less of his extensive marketing.
    What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. -Xenophon's Socrates

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    I am always wary about stretching advice because people so often stretch what they're best at or make a habit of stretching the things they think they think are important, but aren't. This is almost always the low back, which almost never needs stretching in any direction. ANYWAY...

    Pavel's "Relax Into Stretch" is pretty excellent. I've read or watched most of his stretching material so it kind of blends together, but I have some vague general fondness for that book in particular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy Jazz View Post
    I am always wary about stretching advice because people so often stretch what they're best at or make a habit of stretching the things they think they think are important, but aren't.
    This is a great point.

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    Third vote for Kurz.
    Detailed explanations of different types of stretching and simple daily programmes.
    I'm 49 years of age and can still do box and scissor splits.

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    I'm glad I started reading about flexibility... I was bouncing in all my stretches before. Sheesh.

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    Hi buddy,..
    Many benefits of the yoga exercise.It is the best exercise for keeping good fitness and health.
    It bring the flexibility in the body and good for blood circulation.It keep us mentally fresh and
    prepare any work.

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