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Calza
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2011/03/11 11:44:56 (permalink)
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Good stretching routine?

Not in terms of warm up / cool down but increaseing flexibility.
 
I can squat and deadlift ok but feel my flexibility is holding me back - I'm guessing its mainly the hams? (but I have no doubt I'll be corrected!).
 
Also I like to dick about on the kick bags at the gym and I'd love to be able to kick them higher!
 
Any advise / links / experience greatly appreciated!
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    Gruffy
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    Re:Good stretching routine? 2011/03/11 11:51:52 (permalink)
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    Consistency is the most important factor.
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    Re:Good stretching routine? 2011/03/11 11:55:49 (permalink)
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    I used to be very flexible and am working on getting it back now.  I used to keep it up by doing the Movement Prep routine and pilates.

    Not sure how useful that is to you but might give you some ideas.

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    Re:Good stretching routine? 2011/03/11 12:02:48 (permalink)
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    Leg swings will get your kicks higher. Get yourself nice and warm first (you should be sweaty - so it's great to do after cardio). You can swing straight up (knee towards chest) or out to the side - even backwards too. 
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