Thread: PNF Stretching

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    PNF Stretching

    What are your opinions of this method.... Is it really more dangerous then other methods.... Is the reward faster gains in flexibility?

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    Here is a link to further describe what I am talking about.....

    http://www.cmcrossroads.com/bradapp/...etching_4.html

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    at my school we do pnf stretching all the time, mixed with regular stretching. I think its pretty good....the idea being you cant just be flexible.....you must be strong and flexible.

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    It's awesome comrade!

    I have Pavel's book "Instant Flexibility" or something it was pretty cool but like any stretching program the key is sticking with it. I didn't, my gains over my normal stretching have almost completely disappeared now about 4-6 months of laziness.

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    PNF stretching isn't considered dangerous.

    In that article, they've got some stretching that combine PNF with ballistic type exercises 'hold-relax-swing' . That can be dangerous.

    hold-relax and the hold-relax-contract are fine.
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    I read the danger is because you eventually overcome the stretch reflex you needed to be careful to not damage the muscle too much.

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