Archive for October, 2012

To make myself stronger, I use resistance between the minimum that forces the correct technique and the maximal training resistance (MTR)—the greatest resistance that can be overcome without a strong effort of will and emotional stress. Exceeding the MTR, except for a well-justified test, is about vanity, showing off—it doesn’t perfect technique (it leads to […]

A few people have asked me, “What is the difference between the Flexibility Express and Secrets of Stretching DVDs?” Here is my answer: I made Secrets of Stretching when I was 35. I made Flexibility Express at 55, so the main difference between those two DVDs is 20 years of research and experience. The other […]

This post is a follow-up to Groin Pain, or On Athletes, Pain, and Discipline, where I gave advice to a Kyokushin karate fighter who was experiencing groin pain (pubalgia). Recently he sent me this photo, showing the result of following my advice on dealing with his groin pain. Alan Bacci, age 43, does hanging side […]