3. Just because you can touch your toes doesn’t mean you’re flexible
Even though I have tight hips and an uneven spine, I hoped that, at least when we got to the hamstrings, I’d be home free: I dove in college, and can still touch far past my toes. When Wickham had me lie on me back and lifted my right leg as far as it would go, it easily got to 90°, and I smirked. But, when he asked me to raise that same leg on my own, I could barely get it to 80°. “So if you actively do it and only get to here,” he said, “and then I passively get you further, that means it’s more of a motor control issue, which we would start to work on.”
The fix: Check for muscle and strength imbalances on both sides of your body.
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