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That's a stretch. [Monday, Jan. 18th, 2010|12:37 pm]
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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."


[User Picture]From: ariyanakylstram
2010-01-18 08:54 pm (UTC)
damn, if only it weren't on weds! that's when I take my weekly stretching class at SFCC.
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2010-01-18 09:01 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: ariyanakylstram
2010-01-18 09:26 pm (UTC)
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:
(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.
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From: yeloson
2010-01-18 11:23 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: zond7
2010-01-19 06:50 am (UTC)
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?
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From: yeloson
2010-01-19 08:29 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: whittles
2010-01-19 03:14 am (UTC)
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.
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