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

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

Increased flexibility is a key component to a total fitness program. So no matter if you are an elite athlete or a weekend warrior,
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    9 Discussions

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    westfw
    westfw

    12 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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    affitfather
    affitfather

    Reply 8 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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    westfw
    westfw

    Reply 8 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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    westfw
    westfw

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    dirtysteak
    dirtysteak

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I'd still put my money on a Seal over a gymnast any day of the week ; )

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    westfw
    westfw

    Reply 11 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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    rafuri000
    rafuri000

    11 years ago on Introduction

    hey westfw how can you watch this vid dude... it says its no longer available...

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    westfw
    westfw

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Huh. Interesting. Wonder what happened?

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    westfw
    westfw

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Put your right foot behind your left ear...

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