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Flexibility Issues

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2003/12/23 14:45:31 (permalink)

Flexibility Issues

Hey guys, just joined, glad to be here.
I've been through many different training programmes and finally had settled on strength/endurance crosstraing. Yet not even that worked(much),
I realised that the endurance part was a waste, because hey I don't actaully HAVE any muscle to tone up!

So I'm switching to pure strength training,
but I was wondering if there was any way to prevent theloss of flexibilty that comes with strength training, I'm into karate, and it would suck if I lost any flexibility, in fact I need to become a whole lot more flexible !
I was thinking yoga would help me out, and also replace the endurance side of my training to tone myself up.

Oh and are the sponsored ads useful at all? I mean the "natural hormone programming". Or are you not allowed to mke any comments :D

well cheers then, super
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    RE: Flexibility Issues 2003/12/23 14:54:40 (permalink)
    There is no loss of flexibility if you're training for strength. I think its just a myth. Just do some stretches a couple of times a week and you'll get even more flexible.
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    RE: Flexibility Issues 2003/12/23 17:12:26 (permalink)

    There is no reason that strength training will reduce your flexibility unless you get an injury. As long as you keep up your stretching program.
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    RE: Flexibility Issues 2003/12/23 17:31:48 (permalink)
    functional strength training - ok, but if you start putting on mass it does make things harder simply because there is bulk in the way!
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    RE: Flexibility Issues 2003/12/23 18:35:46 (permalink)
    Well that's what I like to hear!
    I'm going create my new routine now, Ill have a lot to workout
    and a few problems, because as all my routines have done, this will incorporate pretty much every muscle in my body (that I know about :))
    but this time Ive got to fit it into 3 days instead of 6 a week, as I have been doing in the past.


    I'll probably be coming back with quite a few enquiries and will need advice, so that I can get it sorted.. for tomorrow hopefully :)

    So I'll appreciate your help, thanks guys.
    Super

    ..Oh ill post up my last routine soon so you can all have a good laugh
    .. it will probably be quite obvious why I failed to pack on the pounds, even though I started taking creatine :)
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