Trysden Posted May 22, 2008 Report Share Posted May 22, 2008 (edited) I realize that this topic has been discussed exhaustively here and I even downloaded the awesome book by Brad Appleton linked from this forum. BUT - if you kind people would allow me to distill a fraction of what is posted here to a few simple questions based on your personal experience, I'd be much appreciative. My hamstrings are tight and need some work. Other than those, I'm relatively good. 1. How much progress can one expect to see in terms of gained inches on the stretch say per week, month or year? I realize it is infinitely variable - so I am inquiring about personal experience from adult dancers that got started from scratch and went on to make solid gains in this area. I'd like to see if I can get an average feel from you all. 2. What is a good number of times to stretch hamstrings each day? 1-2-3 times per day or every hour? (It is an easy thing for me to stretch any number of times.) 3. I realize 20 seconds (from the book) is best to hold the stretch. But - how many reps are good in a single session? My goal is to do the most good with max effort and not injure myself - but also not waste my time doing "one set" when "six" or "nine" would have been much more productive. Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to inquire of your experience! Trysden PS. Does running or aerobics negate gains made in these stretching activities? I do lots of aerobics and suspect this may be why my hamstrings are so tight. Edited May 22, 2008 by Trysden Quote Link to comment
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