Flexibility development for older athletes

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Flexibility development for older athletes

Postby tsdsensei » Dec 16, 2003 23:40

:) Suggestions on training methods for a 49 year old martial arts instructor would be appreciated. Specifically on how to do a better job of working towards a split. I am slowly iimproving on a front split but not on a side split. What does it mean when on a side split I feel some pain on the inside of the knee, and am I making a mistake when on the front split I feel some pain on the back of the knee of the front leg??
I am a 49 year old martial artist with 32 years & 5 black belts. I teach Tang Soo Do with a little Wado-ryu. Being 49 I can always use suggestions on training methods that work for my age without overdoing it.
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Flexibility development for older athletes

Postby Guest » Jan 03, 2004 18:22

check out Tom Kurz's article Age and Stretching at http://www.stadion.com/column_stretch30.html and about knee problems the article Questions and Answers on Stretching and Injuries at http://www.stadion.com/column_stretch10.html and http://www.stadion.com/column_stretch11.html .
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Flexibility development for older athletes

Postby UKfightfreak » Jan 04, 2004 08:00

It sounds like your knees need some conditioning.
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If you always done what you always did, you will always get what you always got.
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