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Re: Dreyth's New Journal
« Reply #1485 on: November 27, 2021, 11:49:20 pm »
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Yeah dude totally, i have found this true for hips, i had this period where i would stretch my hams pnf every day multiple times a day but my flexibility only improved a little bit. It was at least partially because my hip/core area i never took steps to stabilize when sitting, walking and doing all that stuff. And in team sports we would always do these dumb stretches like frankensteins, turtle herders and toe touches which all cue lower back flexibility in addition to hamstrings and dont reflect good motor patterns. And if the hips arent being kept stable by forces then its dangerous to put hamstrings in compromising stretched positions. But now that i have been addressing hip stability by not allowing lower back collapse when sitting or allowing too much sway in the hips when walking my hams are at their most flexible even though i only stretch them maybe like once a week. Probably is true for hip flexors as well but thats a little harder to measure

I do think that with shoulders (maybe because of the extent of my previous upper cross) i still have to do a lot of rolling and some stretching to get them into a position where they can even have the capacity to be stable. Im still not quite there, i can get into that position during athletic movement or by consciously activating ext rotators and rhomboids but my shoulders arent at the point where they are in those positions without active correction which is where i think they hopefully will be eventually. Also maybe i havent been addressing the neck enough and its pulling the shoulders back into bad positions

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Re: Dreyth's New Journal
« Reply #1486 on: November 28, 2021, 10:48:03 pm »
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Yo i just had a pretty big breakthrough and you were entirely right man. I pulled my neck back into a stable position and my shoulders just kind of went with it. I had been putting so much work in trying to pull them back and was making small gradual progress, but as soon as i pulled the neck back (although the position the neck is in right now is a little stiff, im not used to it) the shoulders just naturally readjusted with no effort on my part. Needed to deal with the stability first.