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Easter Egg Hunt Game

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Supplies needed: assorted treats or prizes plastic easter eggs paper slips of exercises EasterEggHuntGame (1) people ready to have some fun! Prep: print and cut out paper slips place 1 exercise …

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February Handstand Contest

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Endurance training may not be glamorous, but it’s the key to mastering your handstand. This month, Deflying Fitness is  giving you an incentive to achieve your handstand goals. For February, …

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3 Ways To Train Your Handstand Endurance

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Basic Handstand Endurance When working on endurance, you can use one of four different positions (in order of difficulty, easiest to hardest): face down on the floor, stomach against the …

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Handstand Block Exercises

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Here are some basic exercises to get you started with our Handstand Blocks

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Stretching Exercises: Where should you feel them?

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During flexibility training, I often get the same question: “where is this supposed to stretch?” The answer: wherever you feel the stretch during your stretch exercises is where it’s supposed to stretch!

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Flexibility Exercises: Back Bending Safety Tips

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Back bending and bridges are great flexibility exercises for your back. They help you increase flexibility and movement in your spine, but if you’re not using proper technique, you could injure yourself.

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Improving Flexibility: Good Pain vs. Bad Pain

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Improving your flexibility is very much a journey of self discovery. You’ll experience many different sensations throughout your body, including pain. Other than medical professionals, no one can really tell you if what you’re feeling is good pain or bad pain; that’s something you have to learn on your own.

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Fitness Training Program Sequence: What Comes First?

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With so many opinions out there about when you should stretch, I wanted to set the record straight and offer my expert advice on the most effective times to stretch during your fitness training program.

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Splits and Bridges: Essential Parts of Flexibility Training

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You should always include splits and bridges as part of your flexibility training, even if you can’t do them at all in the beginning. They’re great for improving your overall flexibility and range of motion.

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How Often Should I Stretch?

I get people on both ends of the spectrum asking me this question. Those who are lazy, but still want results, to those who are focused work-aholics who would work their butts off until they burn out.

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Does stretching ever stop hurting?

Quite often I have clients who are new to stretching who ask me if stretching ever stops hurting. This is one of the reasons that many people simply chose not to stretch, so they can just “avoid” the pain.

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Gravity splits

Gravity splits are a way to have weight or pressure helping you to increase your flexibility without needing a partner. However, be careful you don’t get stuck!

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Solo Fascia stretch (back against wall)

This stretch might make you nauseous at first, but as you get used to it, and the fascia starts to release then you will gain the ability to stretch deeper in the muscles.

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Pushing vs Relaxing

The bottom line is; flexibility comes from being able to relax your muscles into a stretch NOT from contracting and pushing the stretch further.

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Breathing While You Stretch

Like most things, breathing is the most important part of stretching. That said, it is also one of the most difficult parts of stretching.

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