Sunday, October 9, 2011

Retlouping!

Fellow reader recommended Retlouping. It works wonders people! Except I did it with my legs UP against the wall instead of on the floor. It hurts like hell when you're doing it.. but it increases flexibility instantly. Good way to 'nerve floss'!

EDIT: I was laying on my bed with my legs up against the wall.

EDIT 2: I went to the gym today and tried it with the legs on the floor. Works equally as well!

4 comments:

  1. Mike,

    Do you mean you were laying on the floor with your legs up against a wall? Or were you sitting on the floor with your feet on the wall with your knees bent or something? I'm having difficulty visualizing this. :)

    Joe

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  2. Great stuff... I'll give it a try tonight. I've been doing "normal" hamstring stretches every day and not getting very far. Thanks again to Tim for posting this.

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  3. I have tried several nerve flossing techniques and have found the following to work the best for me: I do the nerve floss while sitting in a chair incorporating the head movements as shown in the youtube video below and in addition I use a strap around the ball of my foot so I can pull it back towards myself when my leg is extended. http://youtu.be/bzF9FAJ1LdA Had a physical therapist tell me that you can get a little extra nerve motion using the strap since you can pull the toe back further than you can just using your muscles. This technique seems to work the best for me.

    I do it in addition to retlouping (usually retlouping in the morning, nerve flossing in the evening).

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