Believe it or not, if you can’t touch your toes without straining your back, you’re not alone. And as much as you may think your condition is “age related” – you may want to re-think that notion.
Here’s why: Two weeks ago, I worked with a group of 10-year old baseball players playing at the “elite” level. Six of these 10-year old boys, although superior athletes, could not touch their toes. Neither could the 40-year old coaches who were training them.
When I was asked to teach the group, chances are that everyone figured I’d be covering the same old stretches that everyone else thinks of as “the way.” I assure you there was nothing normal or routine about the exercises I showed the young men.
We started with their feet and ankles, then moved on to their knees, then their hips.
“Once your joints are loose,” I said, “the muscles are a lot easier to move.
10 minutes later, all six of the boys who had never touched their toes were easily doing so. To say they were in awe would be an understatement.
Al Sears, M.D., an advocate of my Combat Stretching program says, “Perhaps you’ve been led to believe that stiffness is a part of aging. But flexibility has little to do with how old you are. Many of my patients complain of muscle aches and pains, and they range from young adults to middle-aged men to seniors.”
In Combat Stretching, I teach a unique series of joint loosening, functional exercises I learned en route to winning a world title in kung fu.
The stretches I teach you will enhance your flexibility, as well as:
• give you more energy and stamina
• loosen and strengthen your core
• realign your spine
• help stop back pain
• stimulate your internal organs
• give you powerful, durable shoulders, arms, hips and legs
Combat Stretching is being used by elite athletes all over the world to maintain their strength and flexibility and prevent injuries. Typically, when people see my short, stocky frame, they assume I’m stick and muscle-bound. But let me tell you, there ain’t many 48-year olds who can move the way I do.
Even so, you don’t have to be an elite athlete to use my program and get results that’ll shock your neighbors. And you’ll feel the benefits of this unique type of stretching right away, no matter what your age or background.