Archive for the ‘Flexibility and Stretching’ Category

After immigrating to the U.S.A. in the early 1980s as a political refugee, I was looking for a way to make a living from my sports-science know-how. So I was looking at publications on various aspects of sports training and p.e., among them martial arts’ magazines. Especially in those martial arts’ magazines, I noticed a […]


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Power High Kicks With No Warm-Up! DVD trailer Power High Kicks With No Warm-Up! DVD is now available as a pay-per-view streaming video for $39.95 ($10.00 less than the DVD). You may view it from anywhere, for an unlimited number of times. The first and the second chapters of Power High Kicks With No Warm-Up! […]


Stretch for splits and bridges with Flexibility Express: Flexibility and Functional Strength in No Time DVD trailer Flexibility Express DVD is now available as a pay-per-view streaming video. You may view it from anywhere, for an unlimited number of times. The first chapter of Flexibility Express, on testing your flexibility potential for splits and back […]


Am I too old to improve my [insert here some athletic ability, for example, flexibility, or strength, or endurance] …


See a video showing an easy, mechanically sound way of achieving the side split. It is at https://www.stadion.com/an-easy-way-to-a-side-split/


Think, if a method works for an old man, then for someone younger it will work double-quick . . . or much better. Would you like to know what to expect of your flexibility as you get near 60? Perhaps my experience will give you an idea, so here it is: Now, that I am […]


In the YouTube video below, Coach Tumminello talks about the use of the term functional in sports and fitness training and gives a useful definition of the term. What is Functional Training? The Real Definition My definition is similar to that of Coach Tumminello but briefer and wider. I define functional exercises as those that […]


Today a post from Stadion’s Discussion Forum with questions on overtraining and recovery from injuries, followed by my answers. First the whole post: I am a taekwondo’er, been away for some months (bad ankle sprain that had me undergo surgery, which has taken months to recover) . . . anyways enough of my sorry story, […]


A recent exchange on training for strength and flexibility between Mr. E and me: Mr. E.: I have been using your video Flexibility Express, and I definitely see major improvement, though not as quickly as you indicate I should. One question regarding the squats into splits routine: How frequently should I be performing that series […]