Is there such a thing as being too flexible?

Is there such a thing as being too flexible?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah some people are so flexible their joints can't stop popping out of place leaving them crippled.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wish that was my problem. I can't even touch my toes, I cripple in pain even trying.

    Any way to improve this? I'd take a yoga class but I don't want people thinking i'm gay.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      but you already are gay

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        That book looks like it was written in the 70s, kek. Guess i'll torrent it.

        but you already are gay

        well this board is pretty fucking gay so I guess it's rubbing off on me

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, hypermobile joints are a feature of genetic connective tissue disorders such as hypermobility spectrum disorder (HSD) or Ehlers–Danlos syndromes (EDS).

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Stretching is literally useless. All you do is damage your ligaments over time and build up pain tolerance and risking more injury.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      been watching chris bumstead's olympia prep, he swears by stretching, the caveat is that you should only stretch the bodyparts that are tight. He has a lot of hip stiffness so he does a lot of hip stretching and foam rolling.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        What's wrong with stiffness? Isn't it literally the purpose of muscles, to stiffen?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          when muscles stiffen they don't relax. What happens to a chronically overused muscle? It both shortens and weakens. Stretching is good for fixing postural imbalances especially if those imbalances are caused by daily life, like sitting on a chair for hours a day and then going to bed and laying on your side in a fetal position, further flexing the hip even more.

          You may be confusing stiffness with things like bracing. There are two ideologies on this, Mckenzie and McGill, both have demonstrable results. Mckenzie is more focused on stretching and mobility and McGill focuses more on bracing and power.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Wait till you hit 40.

          I often think of the bros who lift and lift and never stretch... How much shit they must feel like as the years go on.

          Heres a protip: you'll recover 50+% faster if you stretch after a work out. It also trains your central nervous system to endure more shit.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >you'll recover quicker if you habitually hurt yourself after workouts and learn to tolerate pain
            No shit captain. Or just get ibuprofen.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >SHHHQQUUIIRRRTTT
    >PLRT.. PLRT.. PLRTPLRTPLRT
    >BRRRRRUUUUPPPPPGGGHHHFFFF
    >PRAP
    >BRRP
    >PPFFRRHTT
    >pwoot
    >FWOOOOOOMMMFFFFPPPLPLPLPLLLLLLFFFFFFFFF..... PRRRRT
    >PPPFLFLFDLFLDGLFDLGLFLLSLDSHHHHDFFKKKLLLLLLL....... BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPP

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm hypermobile and my shit occasionally pops out. It's generally areas where i have a a weakness (happened for a while in my ribs in my upper back before i started rows and pull ups). So it's manageable

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >too flexible

    bitch's stance ankle isn't on the ground, she's cheating the movement, giving the illusion of flexibility.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      the focus of that stretch is on the rear legs hip flexor, which is clearly very flexible. you are a gay and you dont know shit

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        if you want to fully stretch your distal hip flexors, you go into a bulgarian split squat stance on a chair. If you want to fully stretch both your distal and proximal hip flexors, you go on a table or bed, fully extend the hip and peform a side bend to also get your QL with your proximal psoas. Her stretch is made ineffective by over extending the hips, preventing the posterior pelvic tilt that is necessary for proper hip flexor stretching and she isn't getting any bang for her buck by also initiating a combat stretch on the contralateral ankle / achilles tendon.

        I know more than you on this topic.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Well played, anon.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          the focus of that stretch is on the rear legs hip flexor, which is clearly very flexible. you are a gay and you dont know shit

          Hazaah!!! He has impugned upon your pride and challenged your mastery of the great art of flexing.

          Shall you proceed to rise and meet this challenge with more lingo and denigrating comments on his, or shall you sit there with no response hoping people think you aren't bothered with his explanation and keep your dignity intact?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I was accused of not knowing shit and I'm also pointing out how unimpressive OPs pic actually is when it is scrutinized because the girl is just doing that for attention and not doing it to maximize her efficiency and time at the gym.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    In fact, there was a study done on runners. Those who engaged in stretching had an increased risk of injury.

    Runners for example have stiffer joints to prevent injuries.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This is some very weird shit and while purely innocent leaves an impression on you usually reserved for the like of rekt. You've been warned.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i have hypermobility and i am prone to certain injuries so yes
    not that you wanted an answer

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah I have hypermobility problems. In the last two years, I had to impinged shoulders, threw my back out a few times, this week I hyper extended my lower back (on my way to get readjusted literally rn)... Just make sure when you're stretching, you're doing it intelligently. Learn proper movements and try to stick to them.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Stretching your calves can lead to slower sprint speed. So I mean, if you like to be fast, maybe avoid your calves

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I am very unironically too flexible in my left elbow, making me vulnerable at presses especially OHP but I can also be fucked up by pulls. I never do dumbell rows because of that and never lock the bench press

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *