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    Stretching for the rubber guard

    Was wondering if anyone had good stretches for the rubber guard. My flexability is coming along but not enought for that yet.

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    Yep, sounds good for the time being. Stretching for the rubber guard is applicable to other areas. In fact, there is no specific stretches for rubber guard, just common stretches of hip adductors/abductors, knee flexors and lower back.

    Right from the horses' mouth, Eddie Bravo on stretching and work ethics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heitschj
    Was wondering if anyone had good stretches for the rubber guard. My flexability is coming along but not enought for that yet.
    What has your instructor suggested for you?

    Have you already gotten a working grasp of the fundamentals?
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    Try to pull your foot behind your head
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    lie on your back and try to touch your toes to the ground above your head.

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    One thing I forgot to say. One can go to the local B&N and pick up Bravo's "Mastering the Rubber Guard" and skim through the first chapter. He devotes part of that chapter to flexibility drills he use as well as a plan of attack on how to go from one stretch to the next.

    It takes only about half an hour to skim through it and jot notes down on a piece of paper on the sequence of stretches he recommend.

    I would recommend to buy the book, but if someone is asking 'how do stretch' for the rubber guard, chances are that person shouldn't be fumbling around with material of that level yet.
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    I've found Eddie's stretching section awesome, and it is my go to stretching routine, and I don't even use the rubber guard.I'd say that the most important stretch for it is the triangle choke stretch. Do a triangle choke, but instead of wrapping your ankle under your knee, put in in front of it, then pull on your shin.

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    I actually almost bought that book just for the flexibility stuff. The rubber guard stuff interests me less as I don't really have the skill to apply it and you don't see it used much at my gym.

    I see lots of solo stretch stuff, but I remember from CMA days that I saw the most visible gains in flexibility from parter, passive or assisted stretching. Obviously impossible to do solo, but I just thought I would add it. Grab a buddy you train with after class and takes turns adding a little extra extension to the stretches.
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    I know it's probably been covered but one should warm up solidly before stretching. Seriously. It's better for me to warm up for 10 and stretch for 10 than to stretch for 30.

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