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Stretching Myths and Mistakes

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As much as I’m interested in stretching and flexibility, I can honestly say I haven’t performed a static stretch in over 3 years – and I’m better for it. As a society, I am under the belief that we overstretch our hamstrings and understretch our glutes and quads. Despite such a juxtaposition, I think people misinterpret what it means to […]

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Joint by Joint Approach and Applying this to Dance: The Ankle

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THE JOINT BY JOINT APPROACH The joint by joint approach was popularized by Physical Therapist and FMS pioneer Gray Cook. The idea behind this approach is that certain joints need mobility, and others need stability in order to have a functioning body, both for health and athletic performances.

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Thoughts on Hypermobility – Part II

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So in the first installment in my Thoughts on Hypermobility, I more or less provided stream of thought ideas on what hypermobility meant to me in a practical sense. In this next portion, I’ll be discussing the anatomical and physiological reasons why we may display signs of hypermobility from a congenital standpoint.

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Thoughts on Hypermobility

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It wasn’t until coming to Cressey Performance that I’ve run into a good chunkful of clients, athletes, and regular people who are hypermobile or display signs of hypermobility. The idea of hypermobility and having too much range of motion due to unchecked ligamentous and/or capsular laxity is something that is rather foreign to me. Although I thought it was always […]

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If You’re a Dancer, You Don’t Need to Stretch…

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…if you’re already flexible. Now how do you know if you are “flexible”? There are relative measures, such as being able to lick your elbow (I can sort of do it!), touching your toes, and doing really well in yoga class.

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Why Bboys Don’t Need to Run to “Get in Shape”

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Before going off on why bboys shouldn’t be running to “get in shape” or condition themselves, here is a very brief synopsis on energy systems and metabolism:

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Mastery of Movement

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“How can I master the squat? Or the bench? Listen, all I want to do is put more weight on the bar and get stronger in the process.” I hear you, and there are plenty of ways we can do the above – it just depends on each person’s biomechanics, training level, and previous injury level if any. We could row […]

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