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  1. qiksilverman

    qiksilverman Blue Belt

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    This thread could possibly go in the techniques forum but after reading a thread about eddie bravos book and my use of it
    im looking for ways to get more flexibility - although my flexibility has improved greatly from stretching regularly does anyone know of a good website to improve flexiblity or specific movements for eddie bravos style of JJ thanx in advance
     
  2. guardpasser

    guardpasser Tudo Bem Bjj

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    do a search on google under "stretching" and "flexibility"
    that may help

    maybe some yoga
     
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    dutchmasterj3 Blue Belt

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    I just bought this dvd yoga for martial arts. hoping it will be good.
     
  4. ClubberLange

    ClubberLange Green Belt

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    pnf, contract/relax, search function
    Not trying to be a prick, but their are a lot of good threads here detailing the best ways to improve flexibility
    static stretching is not this (the faster way to gain flexibility) IMO
     
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    krait Purple Belt

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    I would be carefull with the yoga unless you go to a studio. Yoga is a real tricky thing with body postions to get the full effect. Watching a dvd or a book can give basics but some of the positions you really have to know what you doing to get them correct or have a teacher wacthing. You would be amazed at the difference that simply turning a hip or angle of a leg can totally change a yoga pose. I get free classes at my job and I've also got some dvds. I pretty much gave up in the dvd's. There was no one there to let me know I was turning too much or not enough and I wasn't gettting any better on the dvd's.
     
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    CanadianStriker Yellow Belt

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    the best way to gain flexability is constant stretching, stretch at least two or three times a day. Whe you wake up, before you go to bed, and if you are working out. It is definatly better if you are warmed up when you stretch
     
  7. ClubberLange

    ClubberLange Green Belt

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    I'll say it again, even though people have bagged me out on other threads.
    Yoga will get you flexible, but look into PNF, contract/relax stretching for AWESOME gains.
    Please don't flame me again. I'm not saying yoga is bad in any way. Yoga is AWESOME. But for the quickest way to gain flexibility contact relax is the way to go. You need a partner for some, but a lot can be done by yourself.
    I have an ebook around 250kb I can upload if someone can show this computer illerate critter how
     
  8. Evil Eye Gouger

    Evil Eye Gouger Gold Belt

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    ARIS Brown Belt

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    yoga...
     
  10. Gsoares2***

    Gsoares2*** Banned Banned

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    Find a contortionist coach and youll be pulling stunts like this in no time.
    [​IMG]
    One hump or two?
     
  11. ClubberLange

    ClubberLange Green Belt

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    Damn, here I was thinking my gal was flexy
    I'm moving from dancers to contortionists.
    Hang on, can they move their hips like dancers
    Hula hoop gals are in contention too
    :p
     
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    Sherdog_Mutt Purple Belt

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    Oh man... I'm confused whether this excites me or freaks me out.
     
  13. johil d'o

    johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    That does not look real. Hmmm. Something seems oddly out of whack there.
     
  14. ARIS

    ARIS Brown Belt

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    WTF this is a joke right?
     
  15. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    How come her vag has it's own pedestal like that?

    Yoga is good. I got into doing yoga when I was quite young and have maintained my flexibility quite well, I've even improved a little and can do the splits legs out now. The breathing exercises also help for maintain your cool while defending choke attempts or uncomfortable positions.
     
  16. MICALOLA

    MICALOLA White Belt

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    When you are Strethching you should do it for atleast 20 minutes. Also you need to stretch alot. To be flexible you need to get to the ligaments to have a better range of motion. Ligaments are like taffy, they need to be warm to get good results and once they are stretched to a certain length they will retain it. Then again there is the obstacle of being muscle bound where you can't even scratch yourself that could be a problem. Injuried suck too especially chronic ones.

    Later
     
  17. IMP

    IMP OBLIVION RECORDER

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    go on rapidshare.de
    click browse
    select your ebook file
    click upload
    on the bottom of the page is a "Download-Link". Give us that.
     
  18. Evil Eye Gouger

    Evil Eye Gouger Gold Belt

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    Please, whatever you do, do not listen to this guy ^^^^

    Stretching ligaments is OK, if you're 7 years old.

    Stretching is crap, and most stretches are crap. You don't improve flexibility by "stretching" anything, and most certainly not your ligaments (which deform and result in loose and injury-prone joints and lead to arthritis).

    Flexibility training is teaching your muscles to relax. This can be done by relaxed (no pain) stretching, but is much better done by strength training such as isometric and PNF stretches and full ROM exercises.
     
  19. jimmy key!!

    jimmy key!! Guest

    hey could i get some laymans terms on this? its confusing...

    edit- nm, ill read. scientific stretching. should i take it as gospel?
     
  20. Cynic

    Cynic Shugendo

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    I practice yoga, mainly Asthanga.
    It has helped me.
     

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