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u/phrakture · 20 pointsr/Fitness

Stretching Scientifically: A Guide to Flexibility Training by Thomas Kurz wins by a long shot.

However, it does not provide any sort of "routine". That's the problem with a lot of flexibility materials. They provide the stretches, and how to do them, but now how do decide which ones you need

u/fitbrah · 8 pointsr/MuayThai

Four important key-elements for Muay Thai (in no particular order):

  1. Explosivity

  2. Cardio

  3. Flexibility

  4. Technique



    1] Explosivity

    Start with bodyweight exercises for endurance strength:

    You can get really far with just Push-ups, Pull-ups and Squats.

    Start building up your endurance, then after you can do a lot, switch over to doing them explosively.
    Get a pull-up bar for in your house if you can, even those that you hinge in the door works.

    For Muay Thai it's not really productive to lift heavy, it can even slow you down.
    (I used to be a powerlifter prior so I also speak from experience)


    2] Cardio

    For conditioning I recommend sprinting as opposed to running. Instead of running long distance(say 10 miles), do it a shorter distance(5 miles), but more explosive/faster. Look up HIIT.

    Constantly think in terms of explosive training, don't underestimate cardio, it's very important!


    3] Flexibility

    Flexible hips and legs is a godsend.
    I recommend either one of these books:

  5. Stretching Scientifically (You can't go wrong with this book, Legendary Flexibility builds upon this book) (
  6. Legendary Flexibility from Jujimufu the Trickster
    (I prefer this book personally because it's more fun to read and easier to apply in your life) (
  7. If you have no time to read books, PM me and i'll give you my stretch routine.


    4] Technique

    This one speaks for itself, you learn technique by practicing lessons and sparring. Since you will be starting Muay Thai in 3 months I would recommend you to do some shadowboxing prior to you starting. Watch this video for Muay Thai basics and start learning the basics at your home.



    Do bodyweight Push-ups,

    Pull-ups, Squats.

    Do sprinting/running.

    Do stretch.

    Do shadowboxing.
u/sharked · 6 pointsr/MuayThai

I started kicking people in the face after reading this book.

I found it for $5 online used.

u/ngroot · 3 pointsr/Health

I found Stretching Scientifically to be a good book on the topic.

The best summary answer that I know of is "do PNF stretching". In particular, ballistic stretching is likely the quickest way to increase passive, static flexibility. Many sources claim that it's very risky; I've yet to see anyone cause any injury beyond a bit of soreness with it, and it was a major part of how I developed my front-to-back split.

Also, you might already know this, but: don't do static/isometric/PNF stretching before a workout. Stick with dynamic stretches to warm up. Do your flexibility work at the end.

u/martyman76 · 1 pointr/MMA

I found this book helpful in terms of developing flexibility for kicking.

For BJJ flexibility go and enrol in the best Astanga yoga class you can find, learn the primary sequence mysore style and smash it every day.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/Fitness Ignore the gay cover - this is the go-to book for flexibility.

u/phillassdiller · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

This works fast:

Spend $2 on a used copy, skip to chapters 5 and 6. Once you are limber enough, work on your squat form, aiming to do an unweighted overhead squat.