Ways to improve flexability?

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  1. hsmith

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    I am pretty much genetically inflexible, bad genes.

    Is there any way to work on improving these limitations? I know lifting and working out is supposed to help you gain some flexability, but i'd like to be able to touch my toes sometime in my life with locked knees :o

    it also doesn't allow me to dip down far enough when i squat and d/l, so it is hampering my workouts...

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    luckly i have great genes for frame and muscle development :o
     
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    xela So say we all!

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    The only thing I do is force myself to stretch the muscle once they're warm. It'll hurt a little bit, but they stretch out. :o
     
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    i should probably start stretching after i lift :hs:
     
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    xela So say we all!

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    Wow, how can you not? It feels so good.
     
  6. HardTech

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    you're most limber after taking a shower, so it's a good idea to stretch then

    streching everyday after you wake up for like 10 minutes will improve your flexibility
     
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    Stretch+prehab
     
  8. getjacked

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    genetically inflexible person? I hear new shit every day!
     
  9. hsmith

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    my father is about as flexable as i am, as is my grandfather
     
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    lol just stretch you wuss. dedicate yourself to doing it and making progress just like you do with weights. You'll get more limber.

    I'm what you'd call a 'genetically flexible' person.
     
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    :run: supr's giv'n advice again
     
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    nice to know someone has improved their flexability :o
     
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    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    I was actually very inflexible when I started out. Now I guarantee that I'm twice as flexible as supr
     
  14. hsmith

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    have you been doing yoga :mamoru:
     
  15. getjacked

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    so basically you are both inactive and never stretch? yeah - great excuse!!
     
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    This is something I need to work on as well... I need to get in the habit of stetching as I rarely do it...
     
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    everyone in my family has worked on a farm their whole life, they aren't inactive you trolling cock
     
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    I'm gonna have to try that :hsd:

    I'm far from inflexible, especially considering I'm 6'4" 240... (I can easily put my hands flat on the floor infront of me with knees locked) but that's one of the many things I want to improve on.
     
  19. Leo95SE

    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    damn you beat me to it.
    i guess as a baby he was the only one who couldnt sit on the floor with his legs spread out. had to sit all broly and shit.


    try some dynamic stretching btw.
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    this is all youll need to be flexible. and if it doesnt work, youll be able to work the poles at your local strip club
     
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    Its possible, but that doesn't mean it can't be improved. Just like a person may not be genetically disposed to having alot of muscle, but it can be done.
     
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    i have Pavel's stretching books if you want em.

    its been helping me get back into full splits, so yes pavel does know something.
     
  23. hsmith

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    are they any good, i can pick them up at B&N
     
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    yeh its full of content, but half the stretches i think arent all the useful unless youre a couch potato. i have the e-book so dont waste your money buying it. hes overpriced.
     
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    darkostoj NEEEERRRRDDDDSSSS

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    try to strech for atleast 30 seconds and a time
     
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