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Dec 14, 2009
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How often would you recommend a flyer with limited flexibility (i.e. no scorpion, poor heel stretch, no overstretch, etc) . Is there such thing as stretching too much. What do you guys think?
 
I was told by a professional that it does no good to stretch more than 45 seconds. So I would say stretch everyday and only hold each stretch for 45 seconds then move to next stretch. And omgitssydthekid is right no pain no gain :) Try doing it after a hot bath or after a 15 minute warm up. The heat will allow you to stretch more. Good Luck!
 
^^ thats true. holding things for less that 30-45 sec will not improve your flexibility, it will keep u at your current range. holding for about 1 minute will help you start to increase your flexibility. holding longer than 1 minute doesnt really do anything
 
How often would you recommend a flyer with limited flexibility (i.e. no scorpion, poor heel stretch, no overstretch, etc) . Is there such thing as stretching too much. What do you guys think?[/quote
there is strecthing too much but that should not happen eve. Im a flyer and I personally stretch every single day for atleast 60 min and take a break half way through
 
Everyday! And don't stretch as a "warm up". Warm up your muscles (light jog maybe to get the blood flowing) before you stretch, and sometimes it could be a bit more beneficial to stretch AFTER you practice. DO NOT BOUNCE! Hold the stretch solid for about 45secs to 1min.
 
How often would you recommend a flyer with limited flexibility (i.e. no scorpion, poor heel stretch, no overstretch, etc) . Is there such thing as stretching too much. What do you guys think?
theres no such thing has stretching too much ;)
 
Before I started flying, I had no flexibility on my left leg. I stretched everyday for maybe half an hour a day, for like two or three months. After just a little bit of time I got my flexibility up reaaally good, and by just a year later people had me nicknamed Gumby ;D

Also, make sure you focus on basic stretches, like straddle stretches and stuff. Cause you won't get your splits perfect or ANYTHING if you can't do the basics
 
How often would you recommend a flyer with limited flexibility (i.e. no scorpion, poor heel stretch, no overstretch, etc) . Is there such thing as stretching too much. What do you guys think?

i personally have all those skills but i feel i can always become better at them so i strecth at least once a day and it really helps no matter how soar i am, i still continue to strecth
sometimes i even strecth all day long lol
 
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