Too Old to Get Better?


I get questions like, “I am 40. Am I too old to improve my [insert here some athletic ability, for example, flexibility, or strength, or endurance] following your training programs?” An email from a 71-year old user of Flexibility Express answers such questions. Read it and see instructional videos at

One Response to “Too Old to Get Better?”

  1. 1 Jason Thomas

    Hi Mr Kurz

    I’ve read your Stretching Scientifically and I hope you can help me further.

    I am 42 years old, having started kickboxing 5 years ago I reached black belt this year. My side split flexibility has never improved – I can achieve a little of 90 degrees between thighs at maximal stretch.

    Kickboxing sessions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays (evenings 19:00 – 20:00), and due to time constraints we never stretch as part of the class.
    I am in full time work and sit at a desk for 8 hours per day.

    I need a routine that will build help my flexibility in side split – i’m not necessarily hoping to achieve a full split, I just need to get my kicks higher.

    Can you help? it would be very much appreciated.

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