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  1. Thank you Pogo 🙏, that was really interesting to hear a breakdown on some of what was said in those articles👍
  2. Has anyone on here read a book by Dr Phil Maffetone called "Health and Fitness" https://www.amazon.co.uk/Big-Book-Health-Fitness-Prevention/dp/1616083794/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Phil+Maffetone&qid=1586183137&s=books&sr=1-2 I've been reading it recently and was surprised to read his views on stretching. He's not in favour of it at all. He has a couple of blog posts with his thoughts on it: https://philmaffetone.com/dangers-of-stretching/ https://philmaffetone.com/gait/ I think his opinion is more about stretching related to running, but wondered whe
  3. Thank you again Craig. I actually have the Master Shoulder Flexibility course but had forgotten that I had it! I'll start doing the exercises in that course regularly
  4. Thank you Craig. Is there an alternative to the partner pec minor stretch to get similar results? as I don't have anyone to do that with.
  5. I've been told that my shoulders tend to be hunched forward a little and that I need to try to work on them to loosen them up. If I were to do exercises such as the stick series for the rotator cuff (external and internal rotation) how often should they be done? Daily or less frequently? Are there any other exercises I should do to rectify this?
  6. Thank you Craig, I've taken a look at those videos and will give those a go and will also aim to be more aware of whether my elbows are tucked in when doing press-ups.
  7. I occasionally get fleeting pains in my shoulders, especially my right shoulder. I have had this in the past and there seems to be a correlation with when I have been doing regular press-ups, which I have been doing recently. I've also been doing more pull-ups. What stretches should I be doing more of to counter-balance this?
  8. Yep, I was guilty of trying to progress too quickly which is what brought on the issues I encountered last weekend. So a good lesson learnt!
  9. Pogo, there was a reply just now from the guy that trains the instructors. Here it is:
  10. here is the above link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Clip-Air-Clipair-dilators-congestion/dp/B00TQXHAXW?fbclid=IwAR3ggP6RIAhOSovZWNnUhF39Kd8WA11x1RP07O9qozuY6S73qzQ2Ql62aPA
  11. Pogo, here are a couple of replies from OA instructors.
  12. If you're on Facebook you might want to join the Oxygen Advantage group. The group is mostly for instructors of OA but also includes some people that have read the book, taken courses etc. I'll ask the question on there that you stated about not being able to draw air through the passage due to it being air-tight. I will be taking the instructors course in August and already know a few of the instructors. My BOLT score is over 40.
  13. On Sunday night/Monday morning I ended up in A&E with severe pains on the left side of my ribs and shoulder blade but had no idea what had caused it! A little explanation as to some events that preceded it. On Thursday night I played an hour of 5-a-side football after not having played football for about 4 years or so. I'm 55 years old and every other day I run 5k and the days in between I do a 30-minute walk. I also do various stretches from the ST programmes a few times a week, including the Daily 6 quite often (although not daily). I expected to have some serious aches the fol
  14. I've seen mentions that it's good to hang where possible from bars, trees etc. At home I have a pullup bar that fits onto a door frame and so often hang from that a few times a day. Because of the height of it, it means that my knees are bent and feet touching the floor behind me. Is there a way of using this that will give me the most benefit? Such as not letting feet touch the floor, or having legs in front of me etc?
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