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What Are Some Good Stretches To Gain Flexibility In The Legs?

by admin on November 24, 2009

LONG ANSWER’S PLEASE / RIGHT NOW IM TRAINING FOR CHEER.
SO I NEED MORE STRETCHES TO TRY
GIVE ME DETAIL Pl0x.

stretching is like other exercise in that you need to change the structure of your muscle to achieve your goal whether it be more strength, more endurance, longer muscle length. in the case of flexibility if you take care of yourself (go to sleep on a regular schedule and eat properly and feel happy), then you will improve faster as in other sports. it might sound obvious, but let’s not take any chances.

now all you need to do is practice. 20-30 minutes a day a few days a week was enough for me to get a center split after a few months. stretching too often can be counterproductive. 7 days a week is overkill.

it is not unheard of for people to achieve full splits after 1-2 mos. personally i find that after some cardio or at the end of a workout is the best time to stretch because my muscles are warm and lithe. i achieve a deeper stretch then. each stretch only needs to be held for at most a minute. note that there are various techniques to aid stretching. after a thorough warmup, i find pnf stretching effective.

the worst time to stretch is when your muscles are cold and you are doing nothing. you might actually prevent progress that way. for instance, holding a stretch for 20 minutes in front of the tv with cold muscles is not just a waste of time but could be holding you back. do not listen to the other answer in this forum. it is bad advice. i am hesitant to even stretch at the start of a workout as this can cause muscle tears and has been shown to decrease muscle strength in the muscle stretched for the duration of the workout. i only stretch at the end.

good luck. i hope you achieve your goals.

Leg Stretches

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