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Warm-Up – Is It Really Worth It?

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Warming up has been something that has been up for debate for quite some time. I’m pretty sure Bruce Lee was always altering his methods for warming up, and even further back we can look at how martial artists warmed up, and if there are is any written history, I’d love to see how gladiators, warriors, etc warmed up. Perhaps the […]

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Mobility Exercises to Include in Your Warm-Up – 9.30.13

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For starters, welcome to my new site. It is still in construction, but I’d rather welcome you and show you around my new house before I put in all the new furniture and features, so you can come back dazzled again and again. But please, leave your shoes at the front door – the wooden flooring is brand new. So peruse […]

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How Can I Become More Flexible for Dancing?

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As a pre-cursor to the following wall of text, I’ll be forthright and caution against the continuation of traditional static stretching methods for those of you who are flexible naturally. While my justification for the stopping or reduction of static stretching can be viewed in the following links, I believe the methods and research below comprise the most up to […]

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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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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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