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Shin Kicking in Kickboxing?

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Dear Expert:

My daughter is taking a kickboxing class in which classmates kick each other’s shins. She is badly bruised, but says that they do it in order to destroy the nerves there.

Answer:

I would recommend taking your daughter out of the class immediately. I have never heard of any such practice in any kind of organized sport or activity. It does not make sense of any kind; in fact, it is dangerous and negligent.

There is absolutely no benefit to her bruising her shins for the purpose of kickboxing.

Kickboxing classes that I am familiar with all use proper protective gear in the areas of high contact. The purpose of the class is to enhance fitness, provide discipline, build self-esteem and teach self-defense. It is in no way intended to promote injuries.

Flexible Scoring Post 3

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

You should develop a routine that includes about six to eight stretches for your upper body, torso, and lower body. Also, you should warm up for at least five minutes with a light activity, such as walking. Remember, a warm muscle is easier to stretch than a cold muscle. (more…)

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Friday, September 16th, 2011

So how do you increase flexibility? Stretching is one of the best ways to improve flexibility. Many PGA Tour players stretch on an almost daily basis. These exercises promote elasticity to various muscle groups with almost immediate results. Most golfers will often notice increased flexibility after only one or two sessions. (more…)

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Thursday, September 8th, 2011

There is no doubt that strength and cardiovascular training are beneficial in many ways to the average duffer. They play a major role in helping the average Joe to lose weight, build muscle and get fit.

However, there is another element that is often overlooked since it’s far less glamorous and its benefits aren’t as easily seen – flexibility. For golfers, flexibility is the key to success. After all, we all agree that staying limber can offset age-related stiffness, improve athletic performance and optimize functional movement in daily life. (more…)