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Les Bubka
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Mobility or Flexibility ?

Hi all

I always struggled with high mawashi and yoko geri's, I spent years try to stretch trying new methods and programs. More I stretched lower I could kick, later on I found that my hips are not design to kick high. No matter how much I would stretch it won't happen. As I become personal trainer with the postural focus I discovered mobility approach, which helped me to kick higher without pain (like 10cm). What is your focus?  Flexibility or mobility or you do both?

https://shinaido.wordpress.com/2016/05/21/mobility-vs-flexibility/

Kind regards

Les

Iain Abernethy
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Nice article Les! Thanks for posting. I’m going o share it via Facebook and Twitter later today.

All the best,

Iain

Les Bubka
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Thank you  Iain, 

I'm glad you liked it.

Kind regards

Les

Cataphract
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One aspect of this whole flexibility issue is that everyone can do the splits under anaesthesia of the CNS. It's also a mental (or rather neural?) thing.

Les Bubka
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Hi Cataphract

Cataphract wrote:
One aspect of this whole flexibility issue is that everyone can do the splits under anaesthesia of the CNS.

Interesting, I used to assist by the operation table for knee replacement and never noticed that :)

Cataphract wrote:
It's also a mental (or rather neural?) thing.

Definitely it is all connected, if you are more relaxed more stretch you can do, In my case I cannot lift my leg sideways without shifting my hips, as in this test. http://www.stadion.com/misconceptions-on-stretching-and-flexibility-and-...  me femur is stopped by the hip casing pain, I tried relaxing and pushing through result is that I have nerve impingement for weeks and cannot walk properly.

Mobility helped a bit, but still the same problem I don’t feel muscle stretching just jamming bones together, grinding and nerve irritation.  

Maybe if I get knocked out someone can test if its my muscles or bones :)

Kind regards

Les

Cataphract
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Seems to depend on the drugs administered
https://biology.stackexchange.com/questions/38807/do-spinal-cord-reflexe...

This is also interesting
https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/you-can-already-do-the-splits-how-to-...

Sorry, I'm in a hurry but wanted to get this off my chest. :)

Les Bubka
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Thanks, very interesting.