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Old 04-22-2008, 08:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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It's an old technique. Yes it's a style, but it's primarily used now as a way to train dancers bodies. It's kind of fading out in the UK as people look on it as being very dated (they are retarded lol, the training is highly effective), but in the US it's still going strong. the original Graham school is still going in New York Manhattan. If you can find a decent teacher I highly reccommend it, especially the ground/floorwork.
sounds good to me, especially in the context of developing strength through a greater range of motion in the joints. Im not big on dancing but there isnt much I am not willing to do to improve myself as an athlete. I will def. look into it.
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:50 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The groundwork really isn't "dancing" at all and when starting out the majority of the class will be on the floor. This doesn't mean you won't be working hard though. Sometimes at the end of the week we'd go an hour straight on the floor, no rest, just continuous exercises. Sweating like a bitch.
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Old 04-22-2008, 11:23 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Minus the three letter acronyms, wukkadb gave the best advice imo. Always stretch after you're done working out (whether it be lifting, cardio, grappling, etc.). That is the absolute best way to increase flexibility. Also make sure that you hold each stretch for at least 30 seconds.

"There is a body of evidence that suggests stretch receptors disengage after approximately 30 seconds of stretching." -Runners World

I also highly recommend the stretches from Eddie Bravo's book Mastering the Rubberguard.
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:24 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Minus the three letter acronyms, wukkadb gave the best advice imo. Always stretch after you're done working out (whether it be lifting, cardio, grappling, etc.). That is the absolute best way to increase flexibility. Also make sure that you hold each stretch for at least 30 seconds.

"There is a body of evidence that suggests stretch receptors disengage after approximately 30 seconds of stretching." -Runners World

I also highly recommend the stretches from Eddie Bravo's book Mastering the Rubberguard.
Exactly what my advice would be. I used to be pretty unflexible, but now I can use the rubberguard very good, flexibility-wise.
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:52 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Quick question. Used to be pretty flexible - head kicks not a problem etc. Had a serious back injury and since i got back to health, my flexibility is gone completely, can't even touch my toes anymore. Anyone know if those stretching machines (http://www.martialartshop.co.uk/mart...iningother.htm) are any good. just starting to get annoying I can't do any of the stuff i used to do. Have resigned myself to monthes of stretching to get back but saw these and was wondering if anyone had used them.
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