Jean-Claude Van Damme Side Splits Comedy
Kinesiological stretching techniques do it the smart way and not the hard way. The stretch reflex is not wrestled with, but rather is avoided. So pain and injury don't stop the progress. Each muscle is isolated and get's manipulated through muscle space created, using various muscles actions against each other. Having tested various methods against each other. This is the safest, most pleasant and faster method known today.
The most well-known split-home configuration common for all Martial Arts, Dance Types, Gymnastics, Sports and Fitness routines. The true mark of flexibility, it is an ideal way to push the human body beyond the boundaries of its possibilities to achieve greater body control.
However, there is a downside to the advantages of learning to perform this position. For most people it is associated with discomfort, pain and perhaps even injury due to the invasive nature of the applied exercise. Why that happens you may wonder. The answer is simple - most training routines don’t factor in the need for relaxation between contraction periods, which leads to tension and stress. The result is the most popular method of doing a full split remaining the one with the highest risk of pain and injury. Isn’t that a waste?!
How much to overstretch and why?
“Overstretching” is a MUST. But how much to overstretch? The best performers always stretch further than the skill re...
Straddle (Side Split) Muscle and Joint Injuries
Muscle imbalance is a common cause. In the past most people tried to achieve their straddle split, by forcing the leg...
If I can do one type of split, why can’t I do another type of split? - Part 2
Last time we talked about forward splitters, who can’t do a middle split and why. Today we’ll talk about the middle s...