Posts Tagged ‘Flexibility’

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 […]


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 […]


Does your flexibility improve when you stop training? If yes, then you have the same problem as the martial artist who wrote this: > As a martial artist I stretch a lot but nothing happens. In fact when > I don’t train I become a little bit more flexible than when I train. > It […]


QUESTION: “Flexibility Express doesn’t come up with a set schedule for workouts like when and which ones to do. Before I bought it, it said that I need to workout 15-20 minutes twice a week to gain flexibility. How should I approach this program in terms of scheduling.” ANSWER: Do it on the same schedule […]


Question: I am a sprinter, and I know that stretching can be detrimental to running speed, but I would still like to learn to do splits. Is there a way of learning splits that would not be detrimental to my sprinting, or even improve it? Answer: If, to increase flexibility, one does only the type […]


The new year is the time for resolutions, for starting over, for trying something new. So here are a couple of resolutions for starting over and for trying something new: “Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own” (Bruce Lee), and the Zen saying I had already repeated a […]


A few people have asked me, “What is the difference between the Flexibility Express and Secrets of Stretching DVDs?” Here is my answer: I made Secrets of Stretching when I was 35. I made Flexibility Express at 55, so the main difference between those two DVDs is 20 years of research and experience. The other […]


It has been a long while since I produced any instructional material on training for sports and martial arts. The reason is a severe shoulder injury I had a few years ago. I totally dislocated and nearly destroyed my shoulder. (Full info on the injury is at http://tomkurz.com/2010/06/30/back-bridge-twist-seminar-excerpt and http://tomkurz.com/2009/10/22/no-sweat-workout/#comment-133.) Of course, I was not […]


I begin by quoting from my post First, Fix Faults (March 23, 2011): “I think that this principle of fixing faults first applies to all aspects of health and fitness. For example, ceasing to eat bad stuff (sweets, bread and most grain products, too many carbs, too much protein, wrong fats, medicated meat, eggs from […]