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Best stretching for high kicks

Best stretching for high kicks

Postby mmafan » Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:32 am

What stretching exercises do you recoment for high kicking and round kicks?

And how long do you think I should warm up before stretching?
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Postby Gurre » Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:13 pm

I like to stretch very lightly and then have a good 15 minute - half an hour warm up before I work out. after the workout I stretch pretty hard and then have a short cooldown session
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Postby stevebags » Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:01 pm

Dont think that there is any evidence of stretching before a work out has any benefit however after a workout it can have good results if done properly.
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Postby Gurre » Fri Mar 10, 2006 5:03 am

well stretching before a workout can reduce explosivity but boost the oxygen flow to the muscles giving you a bit more endurance that way. After a work out it has great effect. I'm using it more like a warmup thing
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Postby malaclypse » Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:03 pm

Gurre wrote:well stretching before a workout can reduce explosivity but boost the oxygen flow to the muscles giving you a bit more endurance that way. After a work out it has great effect. I'm using it more like a warmup thing


hello,

A few months ago I've had 1 training of TKD. Although I really do not like TKD at all, I have to admit that the way they train quit impressed me. 30 minutes of warming up but no stretching up front. Stretching was done before after sparring. That's right AFTER sparring (other wise stretching injuries might happen)
One of the stretching exercises puts you with your back against the wall while your training partner raises your leg untill you tell him to stop it. This is done in 3 directions (front lift, left side lift, right side lift) and position is held for 1 to 2 minutes.

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Postby Gurre » Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:53 pm

wow.... cool... interesting
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Postby Nicco » Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:21 am

That back "against the wall" type of stretching rocks!! It isolates your legs so it only stretches the muscles you want to stretch. You wont feel as flexible as when you do your traditional stretch routins but thats only because you wont be able to cheat at all. Greate routine anyways....
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Postby Gurre » Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:23 am

I've tried it, but my legs were too heavy for my buddy LOL!
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Postby Nicco » Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:35 am

hahaha perhaps you should cut some weight, remember bernaise isnt a drink!! LOL
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Postby soldierboi187 » Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:05 pm

streching before and after training is important and you should stretch every part of your body to avoid injury and for the main question have you and a friend sit up strait with your legs out strait in a 45degree angle and put your feet together and grab eachothers hands and make sure to keep your legs strait one pulls back as if trying to lay flat and the other goes forward
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Postby icedtea69 » Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:04 pm

i dont stretch before a workout, never have, dont think i ever will. i dont like how it makes my arms feel, plus i like to go in there cold and jsut throw leather. its been proven that it reduces explosiveness. i only stretch post workout.
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Postby Kensei » Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:23 pm

A stretching does not reduce explosiveness and sex before a work out wont limit your energy...both old wives tales.
Second "going in their cold" is a hell of a great way to pull a muscle, shred tendons ext.....which has been proven to reduce explosiveness in the end.

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Postby icedtea69 » Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:05 pm

never happened to me. this is merely what works for me. If for any odd circumstance A muscle or tendon feels tight or at risk to be pulled/torn i will then stretch it. u can feel it before it happens.
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Postby GrappleorWrestle » Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:29 pm

Stretching is part of my warm up. I can actually feel myself loosen up from the stretching, but I do feel a bit stretched (pardon the pun) afterwards. But I also stretch after my workouts because I have heard it is more beneficial for you and I can honestly say I like to do it while cooling down.

Oh and about the sex myth, it has been scientifically proven that if you have sex the night before an athletic event you can perform up to 10x better.
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Dynamic first - Static last

Postby Bruce » Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:31 am

i highly recommend dynamic stretching such as leg swings and fast circular twisting rotations to get the blood pumping and limber up the joints. Static stretching is an essential part of achieving high kicks in long term but best performed after the workout because it decreases strength by impairing the actions of the stretched muscles for up to five minutes following the stretch and contractile force for up to an hour.I would advise you on performing splits and its variations along with groin, buttock, hamstrings, front thigh and hip flexor stretches. Make it interesting and add different variations. alter it to your specific body type and structure. For effective results perform them over the pain threshold and up to pain tolerance. No pain - No gain ..and they say pain is triggered by your body as an instinct of showing you what you are doing wrong..well how can you ever achieve and meet high expectations if you dont push yourself that little bit..





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