|That's a stretch.
||[Monday, Jan. 18th, 2010|12:37 pm]
The richest girl in town.
Anyone interested in taking a four-week flexibility class with me in March? One of the people I train with at Hand to Hand has taken this series before and suggested it. Plus, there's a $10 discount for each of us if I "bring a friend."|
damn, if only it weren't on weds! that's when I take my weekly stretching class at SFCC.
Oh, really? What are the deets on that class? One of the reasons I'm way more interested now in taking a stretching class is I think it will help with the pain I've been having in my left leg--that calf is seized pretty much all the time, so I want to figure out what stretching exercises I can do to help.
it's called "extreme stretching" and it's taught by Jim Donak.
Jim is awesome, I've been taking class from him for about 6 months now. There are 2 classes, Extreme Stretching I, and Extreme Stretching II: ES I teaches you a lot, so it's worth making the time for it, even though it's early.
Both are on Weds nights, back to back: ES I is from 5:30-7:30, and ES II is from 7:30 to 9:30.
Deets and signup here:http://www.circuscenter.org/classes/sched_reg.html
(under General Stretching and Conditioning)
I would recommend calling SFCC (at number listed) to see if the class is full - they can also take a CC# over the phone if there is room and then you're in for the rest of the session - fees of course would be pro-rated as session started a few weeks ago.
I was just about to recommend this same class. Jim teaches the Neuromuscular bodywork classes at my school, and I've taken his "How to Train and Not get Hurt" class, and I highly recommend him for anyone.
As he explained it to me, the stretching class starts with a lot of personal assessment to see where your structure is at and then developing a program based on your goals.
I am the least stretchy person in the world (not only can I not touch my toes, I've never been able to, and I can barely touch my knees). Would this class help, or should I just not care about my lack of stretchiness?
The big question is what you need the flesibility FOR.
It's comparatively easy to develop passive flexibility- where you can stretch into positions where you're not required to use body streangth- but it can increase the odds of injury because you lose stability.
Having full strength for your range of motion is better- even if you don't have as large an ROM to work with. When I took his How to Train and Not Get Hurt class, I was one of the least flexible people there, but since I had good strength and stability for my ROM, I was also one of the least likely to get hurt.
If you're looking to increase a range of motion and are willing to do the work to build the strength that goes with it- definitely.
maybe? I'm waiting to hear about an interesting opportunity that may take me out of the state for a chunk of March. If I don't get it, I could see doing this as it's late enough in the evening.