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Old 04-18-2008, 06:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been doing yoga and lots of stretching for the last couple of weeks to help improve my flexibility for mma and was just wondering if anyone had any tips? Let me know anything you have done that works. Thanks. Really been working on lengthening my hamstrings and gaining flexibility in my hips and knees and also strengthening my lower back through stretching.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have been doing yoga and lots of stretching for the last couple of weeks to help improve my flexibility for mma and was just wondering if anyone had any tips? Let me know anything you have done that works. Thanks. Really been working on lengthening my hamstrings and gaining flexibility in my hips and knees and also strengthening my lower back through stretching.
If you can get past the stigma attached to it go do some Graham dance classes regularly. Makes you flexible (everywhere, alot of focus on hips, upper back and hamstrongs though) and more importantly strong throughout the range of that flexibility, with alot of power. Will give you insane core strength aswell and I mean insane.
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you can get past the stigma attached to it go do some Graham dance classes regularly. Makes you flexible (everywhere, alot of focus on hips, upper back and hamstrongs though) and more importantly strong throughout the range of that flexibility, with alot of power. Will give you insane core strength aswell and I mean insane.
I have actually never even heard of Graham dance classes, is that a type of dance or like a company that offers dance classes?
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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SLDL's, Rdl's, GHR's, ATG Squats all helped me with my flexibility. And also Bjj, and stretching AFTER you workout
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SLDL's, Rdl's, GHR's, ATG Squats all helped me with my flexibility. And also Bjj, and stretching AFTER you workout
Im not sure what Rdl's. GHR's, and SLDL's are.
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Im not sure what Rdl's. GHR's, and SLDL's are.
Romanian deadlifts, Glute ham raises, and Stiff legged deadlifts
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Romanian deadlifts, Glute ham raises, and Stiff legged deadlifts
Oh yeah, stiff legged deads are great for hamstrings. Thanks. I will have to look up the other two. I have heard of romanian deads but not glute ham raises. Thanks for the advice.
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What does your yoga routine look like?
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Old 04-21-2008, 07:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Well, I would say it is less of a yoga routine and more certain yoga poses, mixed with both static and dynamic stretching. I add one new yoga pose each day. Right now I have about 6 yoga poses that I do each night. Here is the link to the main website I use to find new positions.
http://www.yogacards.com/Yoga-postures.html
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I have actually never even heard of Graham dance classes, is that a type of dance or like a company that offers dance classes?
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.
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