Moronic Monday 2017-07-17 @ /r/Flexibility

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  1. personwithcomputer

    personwithcomputer New Member

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    I can put my nose to the floor in butterfly, my hip flexors are quite flexible, and my hamstring flexibility isn't bad (100 degrees from standing). However, when I try to do pancake, I can't even sit up without having to prop myself up. And when I do try to sit up, something in my hips cramps up and I have to stop.

    Can someone tell me a stretch I can do to alleviate this? It's a major roadblock for me right now.
     
  2. Lionkilla

    Lionkilla New Member

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    I volunteer in a physical therapy facility and the therapists I shadow advises me not to curve my back when I'm touching the floor but to keep my back straight as possible and reach as low as I can. He told me it decreases any bulging or protrusions on the discs on my spine. I get all that but my hammies are so damn tight for me to touch the floor and I'm tilting my pelvis forward as much as I can to go low as I keep my back straight.

    Any of you out there able to touch the floor with your palms while keeping the back straight and how did you progress to do so?
     
  3. Supermotofit

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    I am looking for help to gain flexibility for a press handstand. I'm not sure the best way to go about it. I would imagine progressing the pancake and hamstrings.

    Any help would be great, thanks.
     
  4. leopoldsgargoyle

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    How many muscles are in the upper back?
     
  5. LGPlatinum

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    How important for flexibility is fascia, especially for a beginner?

    I feel like it and scar tissue are holding back my progress.
     
  6. ceziceu

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    How can people like Anna Mcnulty get 270° splits in four years? A lot of contortionists never get that far...
     
  8. prof_nyan

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    My lower back to hips area is the least flexible part of my body. Where should I look for stretches to improve this flexibility? My eventual goals include pancake stretch and side split, but im sure those are months down the road.
     
  9. YurganDurgan

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    As long as I feel a stretch in a muscle performing movements that should be well within my range of motion, is that a "stretch" that I can do to become more flexible (even when it's not typically or otherwise recognized)?
     
  10. sweetdread

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    If I warm up, (5 min trampoline) stretch a lot (20min) and practice gymnastics (10 min) does that count as a workout, or should I do more?
     
  11. iams3b

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    Literally just decided and started the starting stretching routing half hour ago. It says 60 seconds each stretch.. on ones that have two sides (lunges, behind the back grab thing, twisty leggy) do I do each side for 60sec, or switch at 30sec?
     
  12. danisssy

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    Would warrior 2 stretch the it band? Got tge foam roller out tonight and felt almost nothing there so im wondering what has loosened it.
     

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