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Old 09-10-2007, 11:49 AM   #1
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Well I have horrible flexibility so I am really trying to build that up, I found a great beginners yoga tape. My flexibility is so bad that when I lie on my back and left up one leg I can not extend it fully it has to be bent slightly.

Can anyone give me any hope that if I continue doing this workout that I will become more flexible, or can anyone share there personal experiences I am alittle skeptical.

The video is about 30 mins long, how many times should I do it also during the week to get results?

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Old 09-10-2007, 01:05 PM   #2
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Yes, you can absolutely increase your flexibility if you stick with it. I really hate yoga, but I always feel better for doing it, so if you can do your video once or twice a week you'll start to feel better soon enough. I've heard that a rule of thumb is ten times through to notice a difference, but it's different for everyone. Good luck!
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Old 09-10-2007, 02:08 PM   #3
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I've never been very flexible myself. As a kid, I quit ballet after half a year because no matter how often I stretched and practiced, my achilles tendons wouldn't let me plie very deeply at all. Mind you, by the end I could plie much lower than when I first began, but it was nowhere near what was required to be even passable at ballet. As you can see, flexibility is a constant issue for me as well!

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Can anyone give me any hope that if I continue doing this workout that I will become more flexible, or can anyone share there personal experiences I am alittle skeptical.
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Yes, you absolutely will become more flexible! Look at it as a continuum. You probably will never be as flexible as a gymnast or ballet dancer—the ultra-flexible end of the spectrum. But you may become as flexible as the middle of the spectrum or better.


Karen Voight's Pure and Simple Stretch
is an excellent stretching DVD I use. Karen's a consummate pro, and she explains everything about the stretches you do in it. Stretching a muscle for 30 seconds or more, and relaxing and "breathing into" the stretch are key.
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