Stretching & Flexibility/Lack of flexibilty

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I have never been flexible and can not even cross my legs in the i believe the so called Indian position. But i am a discipline 58 year old runner who never misses my 2 to 3 miles a day and also use Dumbbells at home almost everyday. This is my website http://www.seniorrunner.com/
I really need a simple routine to get more limber. Please help.
         Best of health,Bruce Silverman

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Hi Bruce,

Thanks for your inquiry. It's a pleasure to help and I hope the following is beneficial.

It's not necessarily a routine or special stretches that you need; it's a change in the way you do your stretching that will help.

I recently wrote an article titled: 4 tips for improving your flexibility when you think you can't improve your flexibility. You can read the article at the following link... http://injuryfix.com/archives/improve-your-flexibility.php

The article covers things like: warming up; when to stretch; variety; types of stretching, etc. (And BTW, one of the best times to stretch is just before going to bed.)

As for different stretches that you can do, take a look at our free stretching videos here... http://injuryfix.com/stretching-videos.php

I hope the above has been helpful. For more information on stretching, flexibility and sports injury management, visit Injury Fix.


Brad Walker
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I'm more than happy to answer any questions relating to stretching, flexibility and sports injury management. Including how to use stretching to improve your athletic performance, prevent sports injury and aid in the recovery of sports injury.

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I'm an internationally recognized stretching and sports injury consultant with more than 20 years of practical experience in the health and fitness industry. I'm also the founder of the Stretching Institute and StretchCoach.com.

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Sports Medicine Australia

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I've written 5 books on stretching, flexibility and sports injury, including... The Stretching Handbook (ISBN: 978-0958109338), The Anatomy of Stretching (ISBN: 978-1556435966) and The Anatomy of Sports Injuries (ISBN: 978-1556436666). Plus, I've had numerous articles published at About.com, Athletes.com and BodyBuilding.com.

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I'm a health science graduate of the University of New England, with post graduate accreditation's in athletics, swimming and triathlon coaching. I've worked with elite level and world champion athletes and I've lectured for Sports Medicine Australia on sports injury prevention and treatment.

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I've worked as assistant coach to Miles Stewart (World Champion Triathlete) and Mick Doohan (World 500cc Motorcycle Champion). Plus I've worked with countless other athletes from sports as diverse as roller-skating, squash, and cycling.

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