Archive for the ‘Flexibility and Stretching’ Category

Think, if a method works for an old man, then for someone younger it will work double-quick . . . or much better. Would you like to know what to expect of your flexibility as you get near 60? Perhaps my experience will give you an idea, so here it is: Now, that I am […]


In the YouTube video below, Coach Tumminello talks about the use of the term functional in sports and fitness training and gives a useful definition of the term. What is Functional Training? The Real Definition My definition is similar to that of Coach Tumminello but briefer and wider. I define functional exercises as those that […]


Today a post from Stadion’s Discussion Forum with questions on overtraining and recovery from injuries, followed by my answers. First the whole post: I am a taekwondo’er, been away for some months (bad ankle sprain that had me undergo surgery, which has taken months to recover) . . . anyways enough of my sorry story, […]


A recent exchange on training for strength and flexibility between Mr. E and me: Mr. E.: I have been using your video Flexibility Express, and I definitely see major improvement, though not as quickly as you indicate I should. One question regarding the squats into splits routine: How frequently should I be performing that series […]


Two new articles on stretching and flexibility are posted on stadion.com. The first is titled “Age and Stretching” and the second, “Gender and Stretching.” In those articles I answer questions from athletes and martial artists on relation of age and gender to flexibility. Some older martial artists ask whether it is possible to improve flexibility […]


Does your flexibility improve when you stop training? If yes, then you have the same problem as the martial artist who wrote this: > As a martial artist I stretch a lot but nothing happens. In fact when > I don’t train I become a little bit more flexible than when I train. > It […]


A reader of Stretching Scientifically has sent me this: “Hi. I have bought the Stretching Scientifically but I think it is not for me… I have tight hamstring and I can barely reach my knees with my legs straight (reaching my toes is a dream…). I have also started karate and with the kicks I […]