i have recently changed my old routine( tom kurtz method ) that i have used for a number of years and have started a new one i stumbled across while surfing the net. the new method is by a guy called paul zaichik and is called elastic steel in case anyone is interested. the main focus of my new routine seems to be strengthening all the muscles around the hips in order to push past your natural stretch reflex where your body tries to stop you going any further. i must say that i think i'm getting more flexible in my 30's than i was in my late teens & 20's although it takes a bit longer to get there. thought i would start a topic about this as it would be interesting to compare with others out there and see what everyone else does.
hi mr snow, liked the look of your routine and i had a quick question for you. how many times a week do you do this as i currently do my whole routine 3 times a week on top of class stretching. as you say in your guide at 1 hour sometimes the routines can get quite boring and do you add any strength exercises into your routines or are you one of the blessed who has always had natural flexibility (unlike me). i'm always on the lookout for different methods to try and freshen things up a bit as i get bored quite quickly stretching.
hi mr mackey, if you want to have a look his website is www.elasticsteel.com and there is also a good forum up and running where people who use his method can chat. i don't want to slate tom kurtz method as i used it for going on 16 years but i always got to a certain level of flexibility and then got stuck there. the new method has much the same ideas but just uses a different approach. have a look and let me know what you think.
Dem were the days, Pink iluminious trousers, hiteck boots with crazy laces, Grey, Black and pink sleaveless hoody, grafiti on the back, (We sprayed every wall with wat we called art) a sterio bigger then me walking down the street in a gang with our kitchen lino danceing to street dance and grand master flash white lines or the electro series...... Ermmmmm where have the years gone, Now I am a DJ and a Tae Kwon Do Dude what a change in direction.
Flipping heck I hope none of my students visit this site.... Me wareing pink trousers and spinning on me back and doing the hand spin....Oh they were the days LMFHO..
I can just see it now, at the christmas bash them saying come on SIR do your thing,,,,, the problem is I'd try and no doubt break somthing.....