Tag Archives: Stretching

Why Lifting Weights Makes You MORE Flexible!

So, my friends at Sweat Studios asked me to recently asked me to dispel some of the myths surrounding weight training and flexibility. If you’re in and about the Milton Keynes area, then I’d recommend checking out the hottest (quite … Continue reading

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The 4 Best Exercises In The World…

Ok, maybe I’ve overdone the hyperbole a tad, but they’re still pretty damn fantastic. I’ve written before about my views on the best way to stretch. Strength is key to flexibility, at least in the long-term. Good ‘strexibility’ training should … Continue reading

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The Best Way To Stretch

I’ve experimented with lots of different methods for achieving acute and chronic increases in range of motion (ROM). On balance, the most productive method with the most widespread benefits also happens to be the easiest. So, ‘what is it?’ I … Continue reading

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Using PNF

Last week I posted a boring but necessary introduction to proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF). Here’s the link just in case you missed it or fancy a quick recap. Today we’ll look at how we go about implementing PNF stretching with … Continue reading

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An Introduction to PNF

Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) is a stretching modality which intersperses static stretching with a series of muscle contractions or isometric activations. PNF uses this muscle activity to exploit certain neuromuscular traits and facilitate a greater stretch. The goal is to … Continue reading

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Static Stretching – Does It Actually Harm Performance?

Is static stretching resigned to join the likes of fixed path resistance machines and wobble boards on the training scrapheap? Over the past months or so there’s been an array of articles deriding the use of static stretching, particularly prior … Continue reading

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