Why can't I make any flexibility progress?
I've been stretching morning and night for the past 30 days. Every morning I can barely reach my knees, but I get to about halfway down my shin later, only to wake up the next days touching my knees. I hold positions for 1 minute. I don't know what's going on.
Loaded stretching trumps static holds 10/10
Kelly starrett and Ido portal both have extremely well developed mobility routines. I use both and have the flexibility of a yogi at this point
Yo dude, flexibility just takes a lot of time. Don't worry tho, when it comes it sort of comes in gushes.
ive never been flexible, but hqve been doing yoga for about six months. Ive noticed that its all about plateaus. For example, I could only reach to just under my knee with straight legs.Thay dididn't really improve much for four months. Then in the period of about two weeks I could touch the floor, and its been improving solidly since.
some areas will loosen faster than others, but generally with flexibility ive personally noticed, and heard, that it involves long periods of stillness and then sudden rapid improvement. Many yogis say it has a lot to do with letting go in ur mind too, but take that with a pinch of salt if u wish.
tldr: keep it up cuz gains happen fast when they do, but u need to be patient for em
I want to maintain my range of motion. Apparently tight hamstrings like mine will lead to lower back pain later in life. Also I pulled my back last year. I think I improved with my back flexibility since, even though I haven't with my hamstrings.
Nice. I've looked in into PNF stretching.
Sometimes I wonder if I'm doing too much stretching
Mobility is pretty hard. You can't just go through the motions, you have to actively try to improve.
I do mobility every night, and before and after each lifting session.
Slow progress is still progress. Look up yoga for weightlifters, powerlifters, and bodybuilders on YouTube for a good beginners routine that's pretty specific. Takes about thirty minutes, you have to focus on what you are doing tho.