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middle split course and other days
Leonardo Campodonico posted a topic in MobilityHi all ! , i have a question about middle split course ( i want to buy it ) . I get that i have to do a stretching routine once a week ... i think it ll last 30 min if not more... i m very rigid. can i do it ? following the exercises ? i can barely touch the floor in pike ... the other question is : can i do more stretching during the week ? i want practise the pnf technique on my rigid muscles ( adductors and glutes ) and a mix of passive/active stretching for the rest of the body.. let me know , i had the groin . (i can post my rigidity if you want)
pnf and Teenagers
Afiya Zia posted a topic in MobilityI'd like to supplement my lower body weighted work with some mobility pieces. I like Kelly Starret's Squat Series, as well as Kit Laughlin's soleus stretch, but they feature elements of pnf, which I read can damage growth plates in adolescents. Does this danger spread to: 1) the Contract-Relax kind of stretch, where one strives to increase the stretch as much as possible? 2) stretches where one moves in and out of the position, or oscilates through it? Are these safe? I'm fourteen years old, and am around 5 ft 6 in. I can't buy Kit's book as of now, as I am saving money for H1, and eventually, M1. As always, any and all help is appreciated Thanks, Aadil