6 Tips to Make the Dreaded Middle Split more Bearable

Got Middle Split Blues?   Do middle splits make you feel like you want to puke and die? You are...
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Tight Hips? Alternatives to Rolling out Your IT Band

  A favorite activity of athletes is to roll out their aching muscles on a foam roller (the real masochists...
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Ask Fit & Bendy 11: Backbend Flexibility Q&A

  We just finished up another action-packed Q&A on back flexibility for the Worldwide Splitters' Network January Backbend Challenge. This...
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What Should I Feel When I am Stretching?

  You will learn to abandon, modify, or correct stretches that aren’t right for your body and find a deep...
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Casual Fridays: Musings on Warming Up

  What is a warm-up? It is an essential part of your workout, so don't skip it! Your warm-up should...
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On Active Flexibility

  Active flexibility is the range of motion that you can achieve by using your muscles to put your joint there (i.e., if you use...
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Muscle Imbalances: About Janda Syndromes

  Chronically tight, overused muscles cause their opposing muscles to become weak and atrophied. This imbalance spreads through the entire...
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An Ode to The Humble Back Warmer

  Back warmers don’t create heat, they are just simple tubes of warm, cozy material that keep your body heat in and...
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Fit & Bendy Tips: Omega Fatty Acids

  One of the most important tools in maintaining your body's joints and increasing flexibility is a good supply of...
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Ask Fit & Bendy 7: Stretching Advice with Kristina

  We've just wrapped up another live Q&A in support of the Worldwide Splitters 60 Day Challenge.  Experience Kristina's encyclopedic flexibility wisdom...
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Fit & Bendy Flexibility Tips: Educate Yourself!

  Anyone who wants to train their body intensely should have at least a basic understanding of the musculoskeletal system...
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Resolutions: 8 Ways to Stay Motivated and Reach Flexibility Goals

  New Years’ resolutions can be fun. Whether last year was fantastic or you can’t wait to kick 2014 in...
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Step up your Stretching in the New Year: One Simple Tool Can Make a Big Difference

  When trying to design your training regimen, sometimes its difficult to know where to begin. How many days per...
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Positively Bendy: 10 Insights to Help Keep the Joy in Your Stretching

  It is great to have goals in your training, it gives us motivation and that glorious feeling of satisfaction...
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Stretching for Adults Part 3: Safely Building Useful Flexibility

  In my experience, adults who would like to become more flexible excel when we approach our training with a...
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Stretching for Adults Part 2: The Challenges for Adult Flexibility

  Passive static stretching does nothing to stabilize the joints, build strength, or comfort the nervous system. That is why...
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Fit & Bendy: A Different Approach to Flexibility

  Training your flexibility is a very different journey from training strength, endurance, speed, or even technique-based fitness like dance...
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Stretching for Adults Part 1: Adult Bodies Require a Thoughtful Approach

  This is Part 1 of a three part article on stretching for adults, addressing techniques and approaches specific to...
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