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The Couch to 5K of Flexibility Training

Can you recommend a "Couch to 5K"-type plan for flexibility training? [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Jun 30, 2013 - 6 answers

 

I want to do the splits.

So let's say that, initially as a joke, you and your husband made a New Year's Resolution to become able to do the splits. You are in your mid-30s, at healthy weights, and you both do moderate exercise almost every day (walking, light jogging, elliptical, what have you), but your flexibility is average. My questions are: [more inside]
posted by something something on Feb 4, 2013 - 18 answers

Soothe my back, stop the clicking

I'm a mid-30s female, and I am finding my back is becoming less and flexible over the years while my core and upper body are getting weaker. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by wingless_angel on Jan 14, 2013 - 20 answers

Exercise needed: Growing old gratefully... but a little grace wouldn't hurt either

I'd like recommendations for books, sites, or online or downloadable videos for gentle yoga or similar exercises for increasing flexibility, that I can do at home, starting at rank-beginner level. [more inside]
posted by taz on Nov 5, 2012 - 6 answers

What could be wrong with my hip/leg?

YANMD, I know, but my doctor hasn't been very helpful, so I figured I'd try asking the hivemind. [more inside]
posted by Sakura3210 on Oct 1, 2012 - 25 answers

Non-fluffy flexibility-promoting exercise classes in Philadelphia?

Where can I get the body workout without the soul workout - in Philadelphia? I'd like to find an exercise class that focuses on flexibility and reducing tension - without the spiritual stuff usually abundant in yoga classes. [more inside]
posted by brackish.line on Aug 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Just Say Noga

What are some alternatives to yoga for flexibility and strength? [more inside]
posted by adamdschneider on Jul 19, 2012 - 17 answers

I started running again and I need to get flexible ASAP

What is the fastest and most effective way to get limber/flexible again? I'm middle-aged and was a life-long runner until I switched to bicycling about 5 years ago. Biking didn't do it for me so I'm running again and training for a 10K that's only a month away. I never had any flexibility problems before but now my hamstrings and butt muscles are very tight. My stride's a lot shorter than it used to be and I'm having some minor back pain and stiffness that might be related to my tightness. [more inside]
posted by 14580 on Apr 18, 2012 - 11 answers

Write like the wind, a few words at a time.

What are your suggestions for writing anywhere, as opposed to using a dedicated writing space? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Feb 12, 2012 - 19 answers

I can't squat!

I can't squat. That is, I can crouch, but I can't get my heels onto the ground or keep my balance without stabilizing myself with my arms. What are specific exercises I should do to allow me to remedy this problem? [more inside]
posted by decathecting on Jan 15, 2012 - 42 answers

how to reach my toes

how can i become more flexible, physically? [more inside]
posted by sabh on Oct 10, 2011 - 13 answers

Yoga + deformed feet = ?

I want to like yoga, but I have zero flexibility in my feet/ankles. Do I keep trying or move on? [more inside]
posted by Maarika on Aug 15, 2011 - 13 answers

I am looking for the best information about hip flexibility.

I am looking for a web site or book that someone here can recommend detailing ALL major stretches for the hips and lower body that also shows anatomical diagrams of exactly what is being stretched by the stretches. I have seen some good stuff on the net, but i am looking for a complete list with anatomical diagrams. If it is only hips, thats OK too. Thank You. [more inside]
posted by StUdIoGeEk on Dec 28, 2010 - 5 answers

"A few good stretches.."

Im looking for a handful of stretches to ease lower back "tightness". [more inside]
posted by Esefa on Aug 25, 2010 - 24 answers

Flexibility and Range of Motion

I'm a (female, if it matters) beginning weightlifter trying to build lean muscle mass through exercise and a structured nutrition program. However, my progress has been stymied by my lack of flexibility and range of motion in my shoulders, hips, and legs, making proper form for squats and deadlifts very difficult. What are some exercises that I can do to correct this, and is there any hope that I'll ever be able to touch my toes? [more inside]
posted by Lieber Frau on Aug 19, 2010 - 20 answers

Help me regain my flexibility!

My flexibility is disappearing with my youth, and I hate the overall creakiness and lack of balance that's left behind. Can someone recommend a good video to help me fight back? [more inside]
posted by DrGail on Apr 11, 2010 - 15 answers

Curious Yoga Novice Seeks Guidance

Tips, advice, recommendations, insight, cautions, suggestions and matters unforeseen concerning the addition of yoga to my fitness regimen. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Sep 17, 2009 - 17 answers

Flexibly Loose

To those of you who are really flexible: do you feel relaxed and 'loose' all the time?
posted by madh on Sep 14, 2009 - 26 answers

I could deadlift that weight if I could just bend over that far....

Adding Pilates or other stretching to a weight training routine - how? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jul 27, 2009 - 13 answers

Siddhartha Gautama I Am Not

What do I need to do to learn to sit unaided in a cross-legged position? [more inside]
posted by mooders on Jul 21, 2009 - 8 answers

Lotus impossible

Please help me sit cross-legged or explain the anatomical reasons why I can't. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Jul 10, 2009 - 14 answers

Becoming a true Yogi....

Yoga Experts: Help me navigate the world of Yoga... [more inside]
posted by unexpected on Mar 16, 2009 - 18 answers

Limber me up, Scotty!

Yoga, martial arts, gymnastics, parkour, something else?! I'm looking to get more flexible, strong, healthy, and to have fun. What are the long term consequences of any of these activities (studies, anecdotes, etc)? Which should I do? (Bonus points if in Boston, but not necessary) [more inside]
posted by losvedir on Dec 20, 2008 - 13 answers

Creative Innovative Socially-Good Companies

Which companies and organisations are big on innovation, creativity, doing good, and support flexible work styles and ethics? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 29, 2008 - 13 answers

It's big and it's standing at attention

Broken tibia & fibula, 3.5 months ago, clean snap. I got an intramedullary rod in the tibia, screws at the ankle and knee, and absolutely no recommendations for PT other than some exercises to do at home from the doctor. Everything else seems to have healed well enough, but - my big toe ain't movin', and it's stuck in permanent "up". [more inside]
posted by saysthis on Aug 15, 2008 - 3 answers

I want to be a human pretzel...

Are there any good yoga/stretching DVDs for increasing flexibility? [more inside]
posted by lemonade on Jun 10, 2008 - 8 answers

Will I ever learn to do the splits?

I want to be able to do the splits. Please tell me if this is realistic, and if so, the best way to go about doing it. [more inside]
posted by ohio on Mar 17, 2008 - 14 answers

What type of yoga should I take?

I'm interested in improving my flexibility, balance, and body control. Which type of yoga class should I take (if any)? [more inside]
posted by christonabike on Jan 8, 2008 - 16 answers

How do I get my ankle to bend more?

My left ankle joint is inflexible, which affects my form when I'm working out. Can I change this? What kind of doctor should I see? Is there hope? [more inside]
posted by creasy boy on Sep 29, 2007 - 7 answers

What is the metal, engineering equivalent of an erector set?

I need to make a relatively small (incorporating 1/4" rods) metal assembly. What is the metal, engineering equivalent of an erector set? [more inside]
posted by sirion on Apr 6, 2006 - 13 answers

Help me devise a fitness and weight-gaining plan for the summer

Help me devise a fitness and weight-gaining plan for the summer. (Los Angeles - area specific suggestions much appreciated, too) [more inside]
posted by sirion on Mar 30, 2006 - 15 answers

Yoga and Tai Chi

I think I want to try Yoga or Tai Chi but I can't decide which. [more inside]
posted by mendel on Jun 6, 2005 - 16 answers

Recommend stretching routine resources.

I started weight training about 9 months ago, with regular cardio. I want to start a strecthing routine because I feel very tight. [m/i] [more inside]
posted by benjh on Feb 8, 2004 - 7 answers

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