Sunday, August 19, 2007

Stretching - interesting comparison

I wrote a few days ago about stretching and especially only stretching the tight muscles. There are a couple of videos here from Mark Reifkind which show a good stretch for the shoulders and biceps. What is every interesting is the second video where you can see someone with tight shoulders and what that looks like.

This is the stretch

and this is what it looks like when done by someone who is very tight in the shoulders, despite being very strong (400lb bench press)....

Pavel's book Relax into Stretch is a good introduction to stretching techniques:

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