Navy SEAL Workout Series (7 of 10): Sports Flexibility

Intro: Navy SEAL Workout Series (7 of 10): Sports Flexibility

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    westfw

    10 years ago on Introduction

    As a former gymnast, and one who was especially flexible at that, I always find it ... amusing ... what passes for "stretching" in more mainstream sports. But this wasn't a bad set of exercises and advice; just a bit limited (on a lazy day, we'd spend an hour stretching and warming up. The guy was funny, though; it looked like he could almost touch his ankles! On a good day, I could touch my toes with my elbows...

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    affitfatherwestfw

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    So do an instructable on flexibility as well...you could just be negative. Your call.
    I'm pretty inflexible and would love some assistance, you being a prior gymnast I'd appreciate it.

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    westfwaffitfather

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Actually, I'm not sure how to design a stretching routine for the truly inflexible. It would be ... odd. Gymnastics self-selects for the people who already have a fair amount of flexibility, so gymnastics stretches aren't necessarily good for people starting with poor flexibility.

    As I said initially, this video is a pretty good start...

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    westfwwestfw

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I guess "WAS a pretty good start." It doesn't seem to be available any more...

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    westfwdirtysteak

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    To do what? Point taken, in a fight; I don't think they'll be posting the "how to kill people" videos :-) OTOH, I don't see a lot of Seals in ANY Olympic events... (BTW, IIRC, West Point and Annapolis used to have pretty good gymnastics teams, so it's not like it's impossible to combine military training with gymnastics ability...) (The videos are back!)

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    westfw

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Put your right foot behind your left ear...

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