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  1. Jakub Lukášek

    Hamstring flexibility problems

    Hey guys, I’ve recently bought Fundamentals course, because I’ve read here in this forum, that it is good start for developing mobility and it can be done as daily limbering routine. I‘m also considering to buy all stretch series. I want to ask you if there is some possibility, for guy who spend 40-60 hours/week in car or in the office, sitting, to develop mobility and flexibility, especially in hips and hamstrings. I’ve spent lot of time stretching for few years and I think I’m still on the same spot- one fist from elbow to toe touch, cannot sit with straight back on the ground with stretched legs without losing arch in back. I have also problems with pain in hamstring – In positions, where I’m lenghtening hamstring, some sharp pain shows on few spots somewhere between underbutt to middle of hasmtring and it feels like my hamstring will tear apart. I think it’s trigger points from that damn sitting- tried some trigger point therapy, massages, ice stretches, PNF and RI stretching – no result, still pain. When I overcome this pain and do some stretch series, it’s ok for a while- maybe few hours, but then it’s back and worse and I have to take looooong break after to fully recover and then after few stretches, pain is back. I also spent some time under Ido Portal’s team coaching, but with the same result. I was doing some loaded stretches- different exercises- cca 10 series- 4 times /week- and that made my problems even worse. Is there someone who himself, or his client had similar problems and found solution? Sorry for my english, it’s not my native language. Thank you for your answers.
  2. Patrick Landreman

    Systemic Tissue Problems

    Hi all, Executive Summary: I'm returning to training after concluding my issues have to deal with tight and knotted tissues, and I want to know how to train for strength while continuing my bodywork. For those who want the full story, I've been out for 2 years with costochondritis (probably initiated from missing a muscle up and landing with my sternum on the bar). The 2nd year I also was troubleshooting knee pain. After ruling out everything clinical, I hunted around until I found a sports massage person who has actually been able to make real change. It took a month to get my knees back to pain-free, and I'm starting on the ribs. From my masseuse's reaction, my understanding is I have the worst tissue quality she's seen, and basically all of my muscles are similar. I'm rolling myself out with barbells and lacrosse balls daily, and I think I'm on a good track to full recovery, but I want to make sure I am training sustainably. I have a few questions for the community: 1) How can I train without being counterproductive to improving my tissue quality? 2) What have people found that works for self release / mobilization of the ribs, specifically 2-5, near the sternum? 3) What factors can create this kind of global tissue crappiness? 4) Who are good people, coaches, books, forums, or other resources that would be good for me to consult? Thanks!
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