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Here's the thing about shoulder pain: it might be a muscle strain, it might be partial tendon tear, it might be a pinched nerve, it might be bursitis, it might be a lot of things. Now, depending what the problem is, massage might help, rest might help, strengthening might help, stretching might help, ergonomics might help... hell, surgery might help. On ...


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First, it's normal to have hip soreness when beginning or restarting TKD. It's hard to say if you're causing yourself real injury, and as always I suggest you consult a physician if this is a real concern for you. Only you can really tell if the soreness/strain you're feeling is the normal soreness of training, or a sign of something serious. Monitor it ...


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There are many possible causes for this roadblock to your stretching improvement. Firstly, I would recommend a stretching program, not just a drill, that you do regularly outside of class several times a week. Tom Kurz book Stretching Scientifically can help with that. The key is to use effective stretching tools beyond static, passive stretches. Secondly, ...


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I would suggest doing kicks or your kata with a blindfold. This is usually much more difficult for older people as well, so if you are taking up the sport as an adult it can be very challenging and you'll get a few laughs out of it too!


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I'm no doctor and if you want medical advice on the safety of stretching with a pulley you're asking in the wrong place, but it seems to me that as long as you're not feeling burning pain from excessive stretching, and in your stretching position you have enough control to ease back on the stretch if that were to start, all's good. Because when using a ...


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If you have pains, go and see a professional medical practitioner: your GP (Doctor) or a physiotherapist that specialises in sports injuries. They should be able to tell you what you did and how to fix it. You can ask them if alternative treatment is not dangerous but we all know that "alternative medicine" that's been proved to work is called medicine. I ...


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Muscles, Tendons, Reflex Reactions So, here's the important thing to know about stretching. Your body has natural reflexes in the muscle spindles which causes them to act as "brakes" to slow down a movement if it's being moved too fast for what the muscle expects. It's a way to prevent damage to the joints. So the point of stretching is that it resets ...


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Muscle, Tendon, reflex responses The body has a natural reflex response when a part of the body is moved too fast - it tightens muscles to reflexively serve as "brakes", to slow down the movement. This is specifically a response to try to prevent joint damage. This is a spinal reflex - the nerves send a response to the spine and the reflex is sent back ...


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In general, you need to be flexible and strong in the hips throughout a full range of motion. Are you squatting with a barbell outside of class? All the way down? What about lunges? Can you do a Cossack with both heels on the ground? Can you touch your toes? If not, you need to work on your flexibility outside of class: Warm up Do some dynamic stretches, ...



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