I'm making a concerted effort to improve my flexibility and functional strength to prevent injuries in the future. It's slow going and pretty painful. Are there any diet or supplement modifications that will make it go more smoothly?
I've heard taking a vitamin C + collagen supplement helps some people. I'm more flexible later in the day, but even in the morning I can still touch my toes. You may also want to check out Kelly Starret's Mobility WODs.
Just to make sure I have the right foundation. Paleo physical activities are: hiking, walking, weight lifting, sprinting and other anaerobics. Low intensity or short high intensity, right? Yoga (let's take only Asana practice) if done on lower... (more)
I want to become significantly more flexible than I am now. Sitting in front of a laptop 20 out 24 hours, definitely not helping. :( My main, hyper-tight areas are psoas, hip flexors, and posterior chain. I suspect I need to re-do the way I... (more)
Everything you've listed is great, but I will give you a different perspective than the ones so far. I have a fair bit of experience with this personally The "what" is secondary to the "how often". This is probably not the answer you want.... (more)
So after reading about vibram KSOs i started running differently and after about three 4km runs with my different running style i bought a pair. The first run felt amazing except for the fact that near the end i started to feel a pain at the base... (more)
It sounds like too much too soon. Be sure to transition to the vibrams, don't just take off in them. See this article.
Two kinds of stretches I really want to be able to do are: Be able to do (almost) full splits. Both on side and front. -> Right now, I am more than a foot off the ground! Be able to touch my toes comfortably without bending my knees. -> Right... (more)
After seeing the fuzz speech, I'd like to incorporate more motions / stretching into my day without having to go full yogi. Ideally looking for some sort of 5 minute full body super yoga flex instructional, or some key exercises / activities that... (more)
After reading some articles on the negative effects of stretching I stopped stretching all together about 3 months ago. The soreness in my legs has been pretty terrible for the past week or so...but it just dawned on me that I haven't been... (more)
I returned to the gym after an eight-month hiatus on Monday, and I'm STILL sore. If any of you are familiar with Body Pump, that's what I did. Even though you stretch afterwards and I elevated my legs all Monday night, my hamstrings are... (more)
A while back, I was reading about some studies in which they tried to find evidence for the commonly held assumption that stretching before exercise decreases the liklihood of injury. They used men in boot camp as guinea pigs. Some stretched and... (more)
Okay, so I would classify myself as a beginner with yoga, but If I miss even a day of yoga, I lose some flexibility that I gained the day before? If I keep up my practice will this eventually stop happening?
Has anyone got any information about if and how stretching impacts muscle glycogen restoration, whether negatively or positively? I have found myself munching away for 20 minutes and then stretching after, wondering if it would be better to... (more)
When I try to IF, I end up eating all the calories I would eat within one day anyway in the allotted amount of hours; so much that it feels like my stomach is stretching because I feel like I stuff myself so much. I can't seem to help it though!... (more)
what hacks/techniques do use pre/during/post workout to help mitigate* soreness after a tough workout? some stuff that has worked for me (mostly taken from MA days): -cold water dousing/exposure -self massage (I have a wooden stick--i.e. a... (more)
We just had the "How important is it to stretch" question, but to me the real question is how we should stretch, or, more generally, how do we improve mobility? For me, static stretching a la Anderson has been completely useless. Don't tell me... (more)
Being flexible - are there health benefits? Being too flexible - health benefits or negative effects? Should we stretch everyday? If so, why?