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Published on June 11, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Flexibility

How is your asthma now? If you do nothing it will likely stay just as it is. However, if you put in some effort and follow the poses and techniques shown on the cheat sheet below, you will see improvement for every week and month of effort that you put in.

The cheat sheet includes 6 yoga poses to stretch out your chest muscles, making it easier for your chest to expand, and 2 breathing techniques that will help to strengthen your breathing muscles. These two methods will help you to improve your asthma, but if you want to take it to the next level, then there is a third method that you may consider: Breathing Resistance Training for Asthma.
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Published on March 18, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Flexibility
Basketball Stretching

Having good flexibility can improve your sports performance and reduce your risk of injury (it also applies to life in general, not just sport). For example, who do you think will be the better soccer player: the person who can kick head-height, or the one who can kick hip-height? Who do you think is more likely to be injured: the rugby player who stretched his whole body, or the one who has tight hamstrings? If you can see the benefits of a whole body stretching routine, then read on for a printable sheet of 25 exercises covering the whole body.
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Published on March 18, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Flexibility
Flexible Hamstrings

The most significant inflexibility in my body is my hamstrings and calves, I am not even close to touching my toes even though I have low body fat (no big stomach). When I try to touch my toes I feel a strong stretch in my hamstrings and calves. In this article we look at the most optimal stretching routine according to scientific research, then I complete that routine for 4 weeks and report the results. To see the research and the results, read on.
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Published on March 1, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Flexibility
Woman Stretching

Most people can only guess how often stretching should be performed for optimal results. Many people assume that more is better, but that is not quite correct. In this article we find the optimal stretching frequency and time so you can have maximum results, but not waste your time doing more than necessary, since there is a point at which you receive barely any additional benefits for any additional stretching.
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