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How do I get flexible quicker?

Answered on July 16, 2017
Created January 29, 2017 at 6:47 PM

i am a gymnast, but I have found out that to get higher scores in meets and competitions I must have better flexibility. I am willing to to work hard for a long period of time but It seems to be taking forever 

is there anyway that I can use hacks to help me 

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on July 16, 2017
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To become more flexible at a reasonable pace you must be sexually abstinent. BKS Iyengar explained this in his book Light on Yoga. This is because prostaglandins released during sexual activity cause vascular inflammation and for your muscles to become longer your blood vessels must become longer too. Testosterone/progesterone also actively hinders flexibility gains by contracting the length of the blood vessels to fortify them against infarction from said prostaglandins.

I suggest you wait at least a week after cessation of sexual activity before stretching. Don't stretch balistically.

Good luck!

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