Originally Posted by suhpreme
Hi, first post btw.
i just have a question regarding kicking height. ive been training mma for about 5 months now. i try to stretch every day or every other day. But ive noticed that i still cannot kick passed shoulder length of someone who is the same height as me. ( i am 6'0) if i kick straight up it is pretty decent but my muay thai kicks are pathetic when it comes to height. Is there a specific stretch i should be emphasizing on or is it something else?
Well its hard to say if your doing the right stretchs and if your doing them correctly so the best thing to do is ask your trainer hes there to help you
Personally when i took up kickboxing i was 6'5 and my head were alright but i was training with guys much smaller than me and when i went into competitions and fought against guys my own height i had problems so i stretched every single day with a good warm up and wasrm down but it took months before i began to notice big results,some people could do stretching for a couple of weeks and become very flexible but some people like myself have to work harder to get the same results
I play a lot of rugby to and even though it sounds weird things like pilates help flexibility and you can do it at home to,trust me dont knock it until you've tried it