Traditional Static Stretching is BROKEN
Proper flexibility is crucial for being able to train with good form, execute dynamic techniques like head kicks, avoid injuries and maximize your overall speed and power.
Tight muscles prevent your body from performing the way it should and cause muscular imbalances, and compensatory movement patterns that will ultimately end up in pain and injury and force you to sit on the sidelines.
That’s why addressing flexibility is the FIRST STEP to getting in top fight shape.
Unfortunately, the most commonly prescribed method by trainers and even doctors won’t provide lasting gains, doesn’t improve your movement ability and it actually decreases strength and power while increasing injury risk – all the things you’re trying to avoid.
That’s why I’ve developed a system to address all of the factors you need to rapidly increase flexibility and maintain the gains you make.
There’s a lot more to flexibility than just tight muscles.
In fact, tight muscles fall into the 1st of 3 areas that affect your flexibility:
- Soft Tissue
And that’s not all, 3 sub-factors lie beneath each of the 3 areas above:
- Soft Tissue: muscle, fascia, joint
- Strength: prime mover, joint stabilizer, core
- Neuromuscular: control/activation, reflexes, pain tolerance
These are the components of my 3D Flexibility System, which I’ll break down for you in a second.
And it’s the reason why static stretching is so ineffective – because static stretching works on just one of the nine factors.
If you stretch and stretch a muscle until you gain length, but you don’t strengthen that new range of motion, what do you think will happen?
Well, your nervous system perceives this as a dangerous situation, because you’ve created a situation where you have range of motion without strength or control.
This is also known as INSTABILITY, which you nervous system knows is dangerous, so it simply tightens your muscles back up.
Not to mention the fact that muscle length isn’t even the biggest culprit keeping you tight.
In his book “The Science of Flexibility”, author Michael Alter reveals data showing that tight muscles aren’t the biggest factor limiting our flexibility.
As you can see, both muscles and fascia are second to the joint capsule, which provides 47% of the restriction to our flexibility.
Conventional static stretches DON’T address the joint capsule, making it very likely that all the time and effort we spend doing them is a total WASTE!
Plus, the increased muscle length comes at the cost of dampened neuromuscular input, which decreases strength and power, as well as increases the range of motion in which you have no strength, which decreases joint stability (and your risk of damaging the joint).
But when you apply the 3D Flexibility System, you address all NINE factors that keep you tight and quickly increase flexibility and performance while decreasing aches, pains and risk of injury.
This system has already helped thousands before you increase their flexibility for throwing high kicks with speed and power, Squatting “ass-to-grass”, Deadlifting without low back pain and quickly banishing hip pain that’s been around for years.
Watch the FREE presentation below and you’ll finally discover the keys to unlocking your tight muscles:
Once you’ve watched the video, click on one of the links below for exercises based on the 3D Flexibility System that will improve your flexibility faster and in ways static stretching simply can’t:
Note: if both your hips and shoulders are tight, I suggest starting with one for a week, then come back to work on the other. Focus! 😉
Additional resources on powerDOJO.com to help you increase flexibility:
- 4 Critical Stretches for MMA Fighters
- Best Stretch Ever?
- How to Kick Higher with Power
- Great Hip Mobility Exercise for MMA
- 7 Concepts to Increase Flexibility
- Hip Flexor and Quad Mobility Exercise
- Common Groin Stretching Mistake (and solution)
- 3 Stretches to Improve Posture
- New Exercise to Unlock Your Hips