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    kettlebells

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega the Merciless
    Those machines only put stress on your ligaments. Standard dynamic stretching is usually the need. It's like those ab machines. You don't need to get the job done.
    I noticed I feel a lot of stress in my knees when I use it. Is there a good source on stretching that you would recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhauk87
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    I concur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vorpal
    I noticed I feel a lot of stress in my knees when I use it. Is there a good source on stretching that you would recommend?
    Um, if I wasn't lazy I could just print the routine for you.

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    You know it's actually me being freaking lazy. I'll hunt something down. In defense of the Versaflex I have improve since I've been using it. I've only had it about three weeks and I could only do 90-95 degrees (that's the numbers on the machine, who knows if they're accurate) and am up to 115-120 now. My kicks still suck but now they're sucking in a slightly more expanded range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vorpal
    You know it's actually me being freaking lazy. I'll hunt something down. In defense of the Versaflex I have improve since I've been using it. I've only had it about three weeks and I could only do 90-95 degrees (that's the numbers on the machine, who knows if they're accurate) and am up to 115-120 now. My kicks still suck but now they're sucking in a slightly more expanded range.
    If you were already inflexible there's only one way for you to go. Yeah, you need to switch up to some dynamic stretching and body programing. I have my guys spend a week doing various exercises and they find out there kicks and flexibility increase about 30%. It's not that they weren't like that before they just never engaged the right muscles and, more to the point, release the muscles that were being counter productive to their goals.

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    Dude, you do TKD you should already have a routine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vorpal
    You know it's actually me being freaking lazy. I'll hunt something down. In defense of the Versaflex I have improve since I've been using it. I've only had it about three weeks and I could only do 90-95 degrees (that's the numbers on the machine, who knows if they're accurate) and am up to 115-120 now. My kicks still suck but now they're sucking in a slightly more expanded range.
    Google Kurz and www.Stadion.com, they have good articles about stretching. Back to topic.:eng101: *Contains pop-ups*

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    I don't have a routine, hook ME up.

    As for the guy starting the gym, this guy has some interesting equipment:

    http://www.stabilizertraining.com/

    You can make stabilizer bars yourself (or have them made) for relatively cheap, and they're excellent for balance. He has other stuff that's made specifically FOR MMA and a workout program tailored specifically to MMAists as well. We have a stabilizer bar at my gym, would have more but it's expensive and I'm cheap!

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