Thread: PNF Stretching
12/08/2003 6:03pm, #1
What are your opinions of this method.... Is it really more dangerous then other methods.... Is the reward faster gains in flexibility?
12/08/2003 6:05pm, #2
12/08/2003 6:09pm, #3
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- Nov 2003
- shaolin kung fu
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.
12/08/2003 6:12pm, #4
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.
12/08/2003 6:14pm, #5
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.The Wastrel - So attractive he HAS to be a woman.
12/09/2003 9:09am, #6
I read the danger is because you eventually overcome the stretch reflex you needed to be careful to not damage the muscle too much.