Posts Tagged ‘stretching and flexibility’

Two new articles on stretching and flexibility are posted on The first is titled “Age and Stretching” and the second, “Gender and Stretching.” In those articles I answer questions from athletes and martial artists on relation of age and gender to flexibility. Some older martial artists ask whether it is possible to improve flexibility […]

Someone brought to my attention The Epic Split featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme (see below). I viewed it and was duly impressed. Then I read comments on YouTube and on other sites, such as and Most comments on this video are Ok, but inevitably there are some from nobodies looking for faults in the […]

Just before Thanksgiving, a member of Stadion’s Discussion Forum posted info on a new book by Vergil Den that references my work (thanks Tmess!). Out of curiosity I downloaded the book. It is worth reading, well written, and not too long. It is titled The Stoic’s Burden. You may download it from the author’s site […]

Ernie O’Malley has sent me a link to professor Doug Richards’ (University of Toronto St. George, Physical Education & Health Department) lecture on stretching and asked about my thoughts on it. You may view the lecture here: And here are my thoughts: Great lecture. Very accessible explanation of biomechanical concepts related to stretching. Professor Richards […]

On May 11th I did an audio interview with Mark Knapp of The interview was done over Skype, so the recording is not studio-quality, but it may still be worth your while to listen to. Here are Mark’s main questions: What are some of the biggest myths or misconceptions that you see regarding stretching and […]