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Old 02-27-2008, 10:54 AM   #1
Tommy Desrosiers
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Stretch issue

Hi dear crossfitters,

I just started some kickboxing training and i get some issue with the the flexibility of my legs, shoulders and so on. So I decided to take some time to correct those problems. I want to know if some of you guys had experienced particular a routine of stretching that could help me. Thanks a lot.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:34 PM   #2
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Re: Stretch issue

What kind of issue do you have. It could be an imbalance.
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:32 AM   #3
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Re: Stretch issue

well, my issus is that I can't get my legs high enough for a high kick because the muscles are pulling. Even a mid-kick is painful because my flexibility is so bad. I want to get a good stretch routine to improve my flexibility quickly.
That's pretty much my issue. Thanks
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:40 AM   #4
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Re: Stretch issue

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I can't get my legs high enough for a high kick because the muscles are pulling. Even a mid-kick is painful because my flexibility is so bad. That's pretty much my issue. Thanks
Hola!

I had the same problems when I first started kickboxing. I would get pain in my hamstrings and hip when I tried high kicks (especially when doing two roundhouse kicks). Technique will help, flexibility will help more. The common pre-soccer stretches I was used to did not help at all. What really helped me was yoga. I know yoga is considered hippy-ish or girly or whatever. But the stretches hit multiple areas at once, which is exactly what a high kick is doing. You'll find that several yoga positions stretch the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that are affected by the range of motion associated with mid and high kicks.

I hope this helps!
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:16 PM   #5
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Re: Stretch issue

^good advice. I agree.

Find a good trainer though... some of them are all about being at one with yourself and meditation and pretty candles and all that crap. You don't want somebody to walk by and powder your balls or tell you how good you're looking... you want somebody that's gonna put your butt through the wringer. I would try a few different instructors and find the one that works for you.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:34 AM   #6
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Thanks Matt, I didn't thought about yoga but i wil definitely try it. I heard there are some very pretty girls in those yoga classes. 1 more for yoga
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