An Adaptable Lifestyle The strength of Stretching


Daily Dose of Denise Stretching for Flexibility

Video taken from the channel: The Balancing Act


ADVANCED Stretching. Increase Flexibility in Legs for High Kicks & Athletics

Video taken from the channel: Bob & Brad


Full Body Stretch with Strength (10 min. Follow Along)

Video taken from the channel: Strength Side


What stretching actually does to your body ft. Sofie Dossi

Video taken from the channel: Physics Girl


Chinese Power Stretching Kung Fu Flexibility

Video taken from the channel: Radoslav Detchev


How The Shaolin Temple Made Me Flexible

Video taken from the channel: Ranton


Full Body Stretching Routine (15 min. Follow Along)

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A Flexible Lifestyle: The Power of Stretching. Ever since I was 8 years old, I understood the importance of stretching. As a dancer, athlete and performer, I can say without a doubt that stretching plays one of the biggest roles in my success.

In ballet class, we’d spend the entire time active stretching at the barre. A Flexible Lifestyle: The Power of Stretching Ever since I was 8 years old, I understood the importance of stretching. As a dancer, athlete and performer, I can say without a doubt that stretching plays one of the biggest roles in my success.

In ballet class, we’d spend the entire time active stretching at the barre. Stretching is a good way of bringing the posture back into alignment. Injury Prevention: Preparing the body to move prevents injury. Stretching wakes up the muscles and allows muscles to perform effectively and quickly as well as reduce the likely of spasms and tightening, which leads to pulled muscles or worse. Here are a few reasons why taking 5 minutes out of your busy lifestyle to stretch is important: 1. Reduce post-workout stiffness. Your muscles need to be taken care of before and after a workout to increase physical relaxation and flexibility.

2. Improve posture. Stretching lengthens tight muscles and keeps your body loose. A simple definition of flexibility is a joint’s ability to move through a full range of motion. Stretching regularly helps to improve range of motion, making everyday activities – such as bending over to pick up a bag of groceries or reaching for a shelf – easier and less taxing. That’s something from which everyone can benefit!Sassy Gregson-Williams, former ballerina and the founder of online workout studio Naturally Sassy showed us this combination of stretches to open us up the power of a regular flexibility routine. It ony takes 10 minutes daily to see real body change.

Try this simple stretching routine that’s easy to stick to, even if you hate stretching!(See “Stretch it out” for a sample beginner stretching routine.) “You can do a complete routine in about five to 10 minutes,” says Dr. Elson. “You can even divide the stretches throughout the day.” Supplementing your daily stretching with yoga, tai chi, or stretching classes at a community center can further improve flexibility.

Stretching—especially when paired with deep breathing, like in yoga —promotes both greater range of motion (your joints’ abilities to move to their fullest potential) and extensibility (how well. Stretching allows your muscles to relax. 7. Improves mechanical efficiency and overall functional performance.

Because a flexible joint requires less energy to move through a wider range of motion, a flexible body improves overall performance by creating more energy-efficient movements. 8. Prepares the body for the stress of exercise. Stretching your body to become more supple and flexible offers many physical benefits.

Such training allows for easier and deeper movements while building strength and stability. Stretching your.

List of related literature:

This explains why few people become more flexible simply by elongating their muscles in traditional stretching—no increases in their flexibility occur, because they do not know to contract muscles while elongating them, and twice the force that a muscle could lift is not used to stretch it.

“The Genius of Flexibility: The Smart Way to Stretch and Strengthen Your Body” by Robert Donald Cooley
from The Genius of Flexibility: The Smart Way to Stretch and Strengthen Your Body
by Robert Donald Cooley
Atria Books, 2009

To date, most stretching studies have looked at traditional stretching.

“Weight Training For Dummies” by Liz Neporent, Suzanne Schlosberg, Shirley J. Archer
from Weight Training For Dummies
by Liz Neporent, Suzanne Schlosberg, Shirley J. Archer
Wiley, 2011

Flexibility is simply a result of stretching.

“Science of Flexibility” by Michael J. Alter
from Science of Flexibility
by Michael J. Alter
Human Kinetics, 2004

Similarly, PNF contract–relax stretching involves moving the joint (contracting the muscle) through its entire range of motion before returning to the end stretch position.

“Strength Band Training” by Phillip Page, Todd S. Ellenbecker
from Strength Band Training
by Phillip Page, Todd S. Ellenbecker
Human Kinetics, 2019

He may have clients stretch to develop flexibility, but he’d never assume that everyone needs to stretch for the sake of stretching.

“The New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle” by Lou Schuler, Alwyn Cosgrove
from The New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle
by Lou Schuler, Alwyn Cosgrove
Penguin Publishing Group, 2005

Science of stretching.

“Sports Science Handbook: I-Z” by Simon P. R. Jenkins
from Sports Science Handbook: I-Z
by Simon P. R. Jenkins
Multi-Science, 2005

PNF stretching is the most effective type of stretch.

“Netter's Sports Medicine E-Book” by Christopher Madden, Margot Putukian, Eric McCarty, Craig Young
from Netter’s Sports Medicine E-Book
by Christopher Madden, Margot Putukian, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

Flexibility at a particular joint can be fostered by specific stretching exercises (Figure 7.7).

“Health & Wellness”
from Health & Wellness
, 2008

The only type of stretch shown to both increase and retain flexibility is static stretching.

“Strength Training for Triathletes: The Complete Program to Build Triathlon Power, Speed, and Muscular Endurance” by Patrick Hagerman, EdD
from Strength Training for Triathletes: The Complete Program to Build Triathlon Power, Speed, and Muscular Endurance
by Patrick Hagerman, EdD
VeloPress, 2014

The research has only looked at the traditional “static” form of stretching where you hold the stretch.

“Muscle Medicine: The Revolutionary Approach to Maintaining, Strengthening, and Repairing Your Muscles and Joints” by Rob DeStefano, Bryan Kelly, Joseph Hooper
from Muscle Medicine: The Revolutionary Approach to Maintaining, Strengthening, and Repairing Your Muscles and Joints
by Rob DeStefano, Bryan Kelly, Joseph Hooper
Atria Books, 2009

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  • Hello Josh, David from France. During this quarantine yes i did more fallow alongs routines, 2 in the morning, 2 in the afternoon, because first of all i need to move, to feel alive in this strange situation and then because practicing is a kind of mindfulness exercice that connects me to the be right here right now and that is great. My thoughts are not flying away, i stay in the moment with the movement and it feels good! Otherwise this situation could drive me crazy, it seems we are in a bad science fiction movie or if we where actors of the George Orwell book called 1984! Our civilization has come to an end? Who knows, and in the same time we hear about that forced vaccination driven by Bill gates that will inoculate to all of us an electronic chip. What is your position folks!? Would you accept this, What is your position Josh, will you submit to this crazy shit!? We start to see very devious things happening in the world and i’m not talking about genetic manipulation in China that have certainly brought out this virus, i’m talking about this article, i give you the link right away: That’s it people, here we are, i personally think we are living a very very deviant period and that is just the beginning.

  • My fav color is blue and tbh this video i just started my stretching today and i play basketball so this is gonna be a big factor in my exercises. Thank you so much for this wonderful video filled with so much knowledge. I appreciate this man because dang did i feel tho exercises!

  • I had blown out shoulders that hurt when I had to lift anything over my head. started doing your stretches and follow along videos after i did my doctor recommended stretches now I don’t hurt anymore. Thanks man! Green and blue

  • Hi Yogui,muy buenas tus tecnicas pero la configuracion de tu cuerpo de la cintura para arriba bien, pero de la Cintura para abajo hummmm….

  • Dark green! Your work is amazing brother keep it up!! Just stumbled alone you not to long a go and have been loving your routines keep em coming

  • Hi, have just discovered your type of training and has caught me. I am a very sport person, I do wave windsurfing and soccer at a very competitive level (amateur) and I have been always looking for a training that work for me. before finding this, I was working out with TRX, however this is so much better for my body and mind, a lot better. My best wishes from Chile to all! (stay health, are difficult times)

  • What a great stretch! Thank you for putting all this good energy out there with your videos may the good vibes and success come back to you many times over. Greetings from Europa!

  • My firs split were really painfull,my master make some of those trains,not exactly those bouth similar….I really cry,bouth I woke up and cry in my stand

  • “You cannot love the product, but hate the way it’s made”. This much deeper and more universally applicable than one might think at first.

  • I’m so confused about stretching. Some say that if you feel pain while stretching, you’re hindering your progress because your body tenses up. And others say you’re supposed to feel pain. Flexibility has always been a problem for me. I’ve made progress (minimal) but I also have some pain/discomfort in the stretched areas even when I’m not stretching.

  • I was a gymnast for most of my life. Coaches sitting on our back during stretching, pushing us down was common practice. It’s the most efficient way to become flexible because some ppl cant push themselves hard enough to reach peak flexibility. But it HURTS!!!

  • Nice video, thanx for sharing. I’m planing to go next year for 4 months. What months are included in the “Summer season” when you guys do the main work of chin na, throws, stretching and all that? what 4 months do you recommend me? Thank you!

  • Hatte als Kind Kickboxen gemacht und unser Trainer hat uns ständig auf den Boden gedrückt beim Spagat. Wir sollten uns auch teilweise an eine Wand stellen wobei er dann versucht hat, dass der große Zeh die Wand berührt (also wir sollten das eine beim überm Kopf haben.) Naja mit 12 hab ich aufgehört und mit 18 hab ich angefangen Schmerzen in der Hüfte zu bekommen:/ hat sich ja Mal mega gelohnt für mich…

  • Guy 1: Hey bro, do some stretching before your workout ait?
    Guy 2: Sure thing bro

    Guy 1: And you too man
    Shaolin guy: I N S T A N T T R A U M A T I C S T R E T C H I N G F L A S H B A C K S

  • I remember at the time i trained Sanda with my friends. Our master’s way to stretch was mk9 noob saibot fatality xD. I only stayed 3 months but my brother kept going. That master was on his 70s and was very strong. Too bad he died by common flu R.I.P

  • Stretching in this was is not good for you. It’s not necessarily going to do damage but it can. If you tense up during this kind of stretch you are very likely to tear some thing.

    When it comes to the video of the cheerleaders this was absolutely abuse. The couches in that situation used there power to force the girls to do a painful stretch that they weren’t ready for and some of the girls got injured from it. It’s abuse because the kids feel like they can’t say no because the couch is the adult in charge and must be listened to and that if they don’t they will lose there spot or be punished for not complying.

    Now I will say that the Shaolin monks are in a different situation when it comes to the adults. An adult made the choice to train in this way. When you went to the temple you we’re already of adult age but when it comes to the kids they didn’t get to choose and I believe that this is abuse. I have watched video of kids being forced to do painful kung fu and other disciplines training that in the long run can hurt them physically. I don’t care what adults do but for children I believe that this is unacceptable.

    Also about your comment that you said you can’t enjoy what they do and not be ok with how they got to that point. I believe that most people don’t realize what the monks are putting children through. And in many cases I think that people think that it is just the adults doing this training. Being unaware of something isn’t the same thing as being ok with it.

  • The bottomline is when you trying to make your body do things other than basic mobility and into artistic, mindbending feats and stances, you will need to break yourself to unbreak your potential. Im just a regular person who balters (means i kinda dance but its not actually dancing which means good dancing) and my body doesnt quite coordinate well. It be like that bruh. If you do any type of dance where hips and the core are heavily used, chances are you gonna hurt your butt, back, legs, and you cant even stand a few minutes of choreography.
    Dancing is nothing like kung fu of course but when i tell you i understand the importance of flexibility and pain endurance�� twerking seems easy and undignified but fact abt it, the lower you go the more that shit hurts and you actually cant move much is you a stiff ass baltering bidiot.
    Its not as hardcore as martial arts but making your body move dextriously in impossible positions is not an easy feat

  • The difference my friend is that you don’t have to stretch people to the point of pain and crying in order to make them more flexible. There is a point where you stretch until there is a burn but not to the point of agony, tears or real pain. Each time you get lower and lower. And again.. for what? To entertain? That’s a huge issue right there. Cheer-leading is a worthless activity unto itself so it’s hard to justify torturing a child to do splits just to entertain people… What I’m trying to say is that… group A can train any body to become more flexible in a way that doesn’t end in tears and agony and yet group B could do the same but instead chooses to inflict pain and suffering despite other options to achieve the same results in a lest harmful or brutal way because they simply don’t give a shit. That’s what it comes down to. It’s the difference between raising cows on pasture or raising them in feedlots.

  • The sad thing is there are other martial arts (and dance) practices that can achieve the same results without the abuse. So Yes, you can enjoy the final product and hate the way it’s made. You are young and don’t know about these things and you like so many others thinks it’s OK to not speak up about terrible things being done in the name of “culture”. Culture does not take precedence over human beings or right and wrong. You know you’re basically saying they abuse children there. Period. It’s clear they abuse adults as well but that’s your choice if you want to go get abused but children… nope. But the real issue is this… For what? To entertain people? They are abusing children to entertain? Man, get your head out of your ass. I learned to do all of those splits as an older adult and not one time was I abused to get there.

  • “Stretching pain is a different kind of pain”
    I couldn’t agree more. I started learning Kung Fu at the age of 5, and I remember those techniques that the teacher used. In the box split, she kept kicking my feet farther and farther and I wasn’t allowed to lean down �� (just like he said in the video and showed) so yeah, it is a very funny memory, not back then but now yes. Also when you have to sit up straight while doing the normal split and the teacher goes behind you and sits down on your thigh behind. Those are the horror stories from my Kung Fu classes that I tell my friends and they see it as torture… which is basically right but I didn’t think about it like that back then.

  • I trained in Kenpo Karate for 5 years as well as military combatives while in the Army, but I’d give anything to learn this as well. Btw you’re gorgeous.

  • man i love this guy, i love the pace, the level, the voice, the everything. Its so my vibe and where im at rn… love u guy xx keep em coming and take my money xxxx

  • I’m 13 and I’m 1 semester away from graduating junior high
    After graduating I want to train at shaolin temple for 2 years,

    Wish me luck

    Edit:I have experience in
    Wing chun = 5 years
    Karate = 3 years
    Wushu = 8 years
    Gymnast = 6 years
    Taekwondo =5 years
    Still tho I’m nervous and scared to train there after hearing you’re commentary

  • This is painful but the results are pretty good, the few times I have done itI didn’t do it as intense because my friends wanted to avoid hurting me XD but it came close to what you did in the video. I think it is amazing that you went through the whole thing without quitting:’)

  • You guys didn’t do it in just one day right? I used to do ballet and everybody knows how hard ballerinas have to practice, but even for us flexibility takes days or weeks. If you push to hard can cause serious damage. It takes time, patience and pain, that’s why I quit ��

  • All these stretches are normal when you are practicing for the splits. When you do it alone it’s less extreme tho. My ex used to help keep and boy that shit was painful

  • Hey Josh,
    Another well done video, thanks!
    I am 51 and have some advancing arthritis in my left hip and low back. This morning I woke up and it was throbbing… The kind of pain that makes you not want to move it but we all know that movement is key. Anyway I did a couple of sets of this very routine and I’m telling you I can face the day now!
    It is the combination of lengthening with muscle contraction that makes the difference. Stretching alone WILL NOT help conditions like mine… I hope this kind of approach is found by the masses. We need it!

  • I’ve been doing the, ‘ Do this morning stretch to feel good’, for a couple of days. I discovered that anything low, or, full range of motion while lowering/rising is extremely hard. I was scheduled for a hip replacement before the shut-down. Now, I wonder if they are just wrong?! I told them that it was feeling like impingement, or, a torn tissue at the front of the hip. They said, never stretch a hip, or attempt any therapy…exact words.. I feel like a careful, slow program here would greatly benefit before any surgery is considered. Thanks. For everything. After, learning to walk again 2 times in this life, you have given me much hope that I can do it again. Blessings and peace to you.

  • This is super bad, had it done to me a couple times during a MA bootcamp. Left me with such mental scars that I refused to perform even basic stretching for 6 years (effectively losing all the progress I’ve made there)

  • To me a tear of a tendon or ligament is far more worse than a fracture.
    Mid-splits are best achieved if you continuously induce it by self having supported your hands on bench that is equivalent/lesser in height to farthest point of your front-splits position then slowly transitioning to mid-split position then swaying back to the front-split position of the opposite leg & doing this to the point where you feel sore & not pain for 30sec 1min. Then finish it off by holding your knees to chest.
    Have a safe mid-split

  • I have a strong feeling that by doing this, this would accelerate (1) our flexibility, (2) fix hyper-lordosis or anterior pelvic tilt, and (3) make our roundhouses smoother.

    That said, I remember doing some of this with my uncle during my SoCal Combine Football Days.

  • I remember when I used to train wushu. The most painful times of my life when had to stretch and the Shifu comes to push me down. And all he says is relax relax like I can relax while dying from pain. Now one thing I noticed when stretching at home. Smoke some good dank and I don’t feel anything while stretching and can fully relax and stretch much further than usual

  • When my friend asked me where i learnt to do a backbend i told her
    Well you see funny story, i was at my friends house and we were talking about backbends and she asked if i could do one.
    In my mind i couldnt but i desided to try so i leant backwards and landed.
    To this day i dont know if it was because my brain knew how to do one, it was my instincs kicking in making sure i didnt get hurt or it was just pure luck of me not getting embarrassed.

  • Hi from South Africa. You are my best discovery during Corona lock down. I am 48 and struggling with my hormonal extra pounds but your video changed my health routine and I enjoy trying and including your different movements into my yoga practice. Thank you very much for your work!

  • This would be great to improve stretching but done way slower, you can’t go from 0 to 10 without the obvious pain, so if you don’t want to feel that pain do this gradually with someone willing to help you and letting your body adjust to every graduation.

  • I am very hyperflexible. I can make my legs wrap around my whole body, I can do the same with my arms. My neck can also wrap around my legs. I got this flexible by drinking a green liquid a dude in an allyway gave me. I’m so grateful for him

  • The title should have been “How can you get more flexible”. I was expecting x rays of the spine of the contortionnist, explainations of how it is possible to bend backward like this, are the vertebraes still protected, the risks (if there’s any) to do that etc…

  • Pienso que las personas tan flexible somos mas POSITIVAS… La extension muscular y de todas las fibras musculares de nuestro cuerpo se desbloquean tensiones y t hace sentir muy muy bien…
    Se consigue estabilidad EMOCIONAL TOTAL

  • Back when I was seven..I was probably as flexible a pencil but I started ballet and I started stretching more and more and now I have become a 100 times better than I was before

  • what about a natural spine contortionist (hypermobility plus “extra vertabrae” who has many injuries and soooooo much more wear and then than the average spine. I stretch allll the time, but injuries, having a hard time even getting my insurance to let me have an mri even tho my xrays showed need for further findings. I miss my bendy back! Take extra care of your spine everyone!

  • Me stretching for the whole video not feeling the pain because I’m focusing on the ends…me…. (oh my God it burrrrrnsss)

  • I’ve never been one to like workouts, so this was a great way to do something without it feeling like a burden, I loved it. And that cat stretch was amazing.

  • As a kid I used to be able to lay on my stomach and touch my feet to the back of my head. Note I didn’t do gymnastics or many sports yet I was quite flexible. So yea now I kinda can but not as well as I used to.

  • I can almost get my feet over my head i tried copying sophie dossi’s poses but I barely have arm strength so i can’t do all of those other stuff she does

  • Most of you guys know The Daily Practice
    This is version 2! You’ll notice the vibe is the same, opening up the body through stretches and mobility exercises that use strength! One of my favorite stretching routines here!:)

  • I got came back from the gym and I was watching the 15 minute fully body follow along at the gym. Haven’t exercised or even stretched in a while so I really felt the stretches. Good on you for making these videos. They’re very helpful.

  • Do you think you can do stretching without it being forced? Or is there a point where you just have to be pushed to be that flexible?

  • Stretching needs to be featured in workouts, it’s the most important part of working out, we lose flexibility as we age stretching will help stall that process, therefore working out for mobility for our later years is important, stretching is what I specialize in.

  • I have tried other stretching routines, but I like yours best. This stuff really works! Can you make more stretching videos like this?

  • Been doing the Daily Practice since the beginning of the month. Just finished doing version 2 now. Definitely incorporating this as an extension to The Daily Practice. Quaritine got me training at home doing more calisthenics training.

  • Hi man, just want you to know i following your series for few weeks now. Here in Bali is quite hard. So thank you so much much love

  • This was sooo helpful. I have a shoulder that always bothers me and when I did these stretches my first time my shoulder popped and the pain I had is gone. Zero. No more.

  • Hey Josh! thanks for sharing this video. Is difficult for me to do folding positions (standing, sitting, or forward folding) any recommendations or previous videos to tackle this?

  • I have not found any of your “Full Body Stretch” truly FULL body. Did you or will you do a real FULL BODY and in from neck to toes, stretching every muscle? Or maybe you know of someone that does a real Full Body Stretching

  • that felt so great! first time stretching doesn’t exhaust me but feels fantastic while doing it and even mor afterwards. ok I couldn’t repeat that dancing frog and pulling the leg up a second time and I am not sure about the shoulder at the last move. But whatever I do my shoulders are always wrong and I get into a hollow back always. I just don’t feel the right position… while quarantine I purchased gymnastic rings to do some workout at home. I like when I am not stuck to the floor. But for now I just did some hanging, little dead hanging and pull-ups. also tried just shoulder movements….. I hope one day I’ll be able to go to the park with them.

  • This stretch was great for me. My hips need lots of stretch and I need more flexibility as I am getting older. I will be back to revisit you for sure! Thank you!

  • Did this help your flexibility? Furthermore, is this dangerous? How does the instructor not damage your muscles? Does he know your limit well?

  • I like it and I did, however to call it a FULL body…. you should include NECK stretch which is lacking and I can definitely can feel that. Regards

  • Halooo… I’m a yoga teacher. Just want to point out that “BREATHING” is REALLY ESSENTIAL in stretching or learning how to split. It keeps your brain relax and ignore the pain as long as possible. Everything that Ranton said in this video is so true. ������������

  • absolutely love your content. i’ve been doing yoga just about everyday for 10 minutes for a couple years and adding strength to the movements is absolutely fantastic. Definitely subscribing!

  • Being at home has led me back into my yoga practice seriously. From that routine I needed to build strength and happened upon your meditative strength training.
    It fit. It is exactly what my body needed. You’re instructive style detailing exact body motions and muscles and the contracted slowness prevents injuries. It brings me into my body. Thankyou Josh. I am 68 and female and still learning.

  • Nice!! I teach online 3 5 hours a day and I have 30 minute breaks I have started doing this routine in my breaks and it really helps keep me nice and loose I LOVE IT!

  • Just a quick Thanku, I’ve tried a few and have been doing a variation of a them all over the last few weeks before and/or after my training and love it.

    I love that they are simple and clearly explained even for an American ���� (sorry not sorry )

    Much love
    Thanks very much, Az ��

  • Most ppl affected by covid will never catch it.
    Use your home time to shed your old skin and grow!!! Make a positive change in your life, no one else is coming to save you.

  • Nice flow and digging your soul brotha. CV-19 Lockdown I have been focusing on bringing in Body Flow to my program. Thank you for sharing!! Peace be with you

  • bro am trying to improve flexibility and i seeing your list of reproduction but idk how to begin can you advise me a video or a order?? for twf or taekwondo

  • OK that was just what I needed. Currently working in a nursing home doing therapy with Covid+ patients who can’t swallow their food safely. It’s a high stress environment but I am making the most out of it, and this has actually helped me to maintain structure (e.g. eating healthy, going to bed early, and stretching in the am). This workout is going to start my day off feelin’ good. Thanks my friend!

  • I love it, implemented it in my mornings. Sad though there is not more upper body stretch in. Thanks for this vid, stay safe, pzzzzz…

  • I just love this stretch routine. Best one iv ever found! Its so easy to follow and mimic as your body shows each little muscle working which teach’s my body through my eyes what to aim for. As for the positive perspective of this quarantine its amazing for me personally!. Im energetically sensitive so my aura has been struggling to expand to fullness since being plonked in a noisy class room at 5. Now i can feel my energy field like it was pre 5,,, its so relaxed, shiny and exuberant:). As a female its actually profound to have men smile, with acknowledgement and respect and give my body the room it craves. Everyone is having to be more aware,respectful and best of all break habitual movements and behaviours. This breaking of habits is bringing in more consciousness,and over all i see SO many are waking up.

  • You’re truly my greatest find on Youtube in the last couple of years:-) Love your videos, your approach to stuff, your sense of humour:-) I’m at the start of my journey to better mobility, flexibility and to stronger me. I’m a triathlete and I feel it will benefit me not only as a person but also as an athlete. This part of tri training was always the first one to skip if there was not enough time to squeeze it in the schedule. I’d always prefer bike, run or swim (always stretching after though. But not enough). And I knew it wasn’t good neglecting it, especially when I’m over 40 now. I have already done a couple of your follow alongs. Some movements are quite tough for me at the moment but I enjoy the workouts immensely and I DO feel so much better afterwards! Thank you for all your work!

  • Loved this! I’ve been trying to use this time and in a weird way to have time to work on my music. I have my 1st music video released on Youtube now. Please everyone feel free to check it out! Hope you don’t mind me posting that here Josh X

  • Hey buddy, I wanted to reply to your request in this video and let you know how quarantine is going. Prior to lock down I would work 12-16hour days sat at a desk staring at a screen:( I was really struggling with fatigue and some chronic back issues that I had never had before. It felt so strange to me that I could no longer move as I used to, I even struggled to get to the ground to pick up my 6 month old. This was really frustrating because I have a martial arts background so have taken my flexibility for granted. I have been following your videos, mainly the ones for stretch and strength for the back and shoulders, and combined with yoga. I have really felt and seen a difference in my body. I can feel the energy flowing again whereas before it felt blocked; flexibility is returning and I can jump out of bed without and crippling pain in my back. So I wanted to say thanks for the videos and to keep up the great work!!

  • felt great!! Love the dancing frog

    I am definitely a lot more motivated to workout at home whereas previously my motivation only came from having a trainer at the gym. I feel more creative during this time to come up with workouts and to provide my body with activity all through the day instead of only for a certain time. I hope these habits persist into non-quarantimes.

  • Hi Josh! I am a fitness athlete and i think you re awesome and awesome work you doing.It really helps me conect more with my body,mind and soul ��⚡
    Grettings from Germany,,Danke mein brudaa ����

  • I’m glad that the corona scam happened. Now i train everyday, calisthenics, gymnastics, stretching, studying the truth not what the mafia government tells us..
    Namaste ����

  • Hello, I find your videos very inspiring and motivating. Especially in these strange times. Yes, personally I’m doing a lot of stretching and some body weight workouts. Also getting back into drawing and writing as well. ��

  • I always get the pre-workout jitters when I know I’m going to be pushing myself out of my comfort zone but somehow your videos are both strenuous yet satisying and I never feel thrown into something unsafe even though I can’t do it all yet. Thanks.

  • For my convenience:
    Hip rotations left leg
    Hip rotations right leg
    Hip rotations both
    Upper back stretch
    Couch stretch
    Shoulder extension or reverse plank
    Straight leg good morning
    Deep squat
    Downward dog bent straight leg press

  • Those are real asskicker streches!! Love them, felt great to do those streches, they really give you a good strech! Great video, love the follow along videos.

  • Dude…. Just saw this. First thing to come up when I search ‘Power Stretching’. Brings back some memories. Glorious, painful memories….

  • love this new stretching. finding you and following you has given me lots of strength, flexibility and mobility i never had! i am able to do pull up, chin up now which i never dreamt off! you rock…Josh. keep up the good works! you have inspired many people with your follow along videos..appreciate you everyday

  • The contract relax stretch they were discussing at 5:20 is a PNF stretch (stands for proprio neuromuscular facilitation) it’s the best for making gains in flexibility something to remember when doing this that they didn’t touch on, is it should only be performed twice a week because you can cause damage and lead you to become more tight and reduce your overall performance in sport as opposed to increasing it.

    Subsequently your warm up should be a little more intense than what they suggested for just static stretching, something like 10-15 min for pnf because it’s a intense stretch.

  • Heel stretch: 2:44
    Inclined slope calf stretch: 3:20
    Table hamstring stretch: 3:55
    Adv (contract-relax) hamstring stretch with band or buddy: 5:20
    Dynamic front kick:
    Dynamic front circular kick:
    Hip flexor stretch: 8:00
    Side kick stretch: 8:56
    Quadriceps stretch: 10:20

  • Brad is FLEXIBLE! Does any one else notice how they have brother energy? They seem like brothers, as if they’ve known each other forever.

  • bob n brad, just wanted to say due to overweight n poor posture n incorrect exercises, i had a disc bulge in l5s1 n nearly cried as i knew it is impossibly to work out n lose weight.

    but i follwed your videos for strengthening lower back n worked out with your input.

    now i have lost 35 pounds, how can i repay your favour, i live in asiq

  • You presented static stretching, isometric stretching, dynamics movement stretching, and contract-relax stretching as ways to improve flexibility. Is there a stretching order that should be done to maximize your flexibility and kicking height? Should dynamic stretching be done at the being of a martial arts training session rather than static stretching to warm up muscles and static stretching done close to the end of a session because muscles are warm and maybe more pliable?

  • I truly enjoy your videos but one thing, please stop cursing in your videos. It was shocking to hear and I really don’t like hearing it and it’s absolutely not necessary and absolutely ads nothing to your video, but rather takes away from it. please stop doing it. If you continue I’ll just have to stop watching your videos. Thank you for your consideration.

  • i have a henieted disc in L5 S1 before 3 years ago,i still have feel pain while lifting weight,jumping etc….. my question is “CAN I JOG OR RUN NOW?” becouse iam fat and i want to fit my body please replay

  • Thank you for your work, gentleman. I found you guys several months ago looking for biceps tendonitis exercises, then came back later for impingement exercises on the other side. Now everything is in working order and I check out the videos for slapstick entertainment and to keep building up the pre-hab repertoire. Almost to 100K subscribers! Congrats on the channel growth.

  • Hi guys, I drive a lot at work and it messes up my hips bad, to the point where I struggle to rotate my rig leg outwards (crossing the legs), and also my left side hip/lower back area. Any advice on how to fix this?

  • hi there guys, I’m a fan of your work it’s been very useful to myself. I do know if you’ve touch the topic already but I would like to know you point of view on chiropractic treatments in genral. any answer will be great

  • Off topic question, if I may, In a previous video on possibly dangerous exercises, I understood you to recommend against squats. Do you also recommend against deep ( thighs parallel to the floor ) knee bends? I do them with a Theraband mini just above my knees as part of my routine.