Rad and I did kickboxing and other forms of martial arts for most of our teenage years.
And good flexibility for fast and powerful high kicks was a major goal of mine.
We used to watch every martial arts movie more than once. Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Van Damme were my favorite actors.
My favorite movie was Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Bloodsport. I must have watched it a dozen times!
But despite stretching daily, I never achieved the level of flexibility he had.
Not even close!
Similar to the movie, my trainers seemed to think the best way to stretch was by force. Remember the classic scene with Van Damme strung up by his ankles in Bloodsport?
My kickboxing trainer wasn’t ‘quite’ as barbaric, but you get the point.
Hindsight is a hell of a thing. We now know that we were stretching completely wrong.
Forceful stretching doesn’t work.
In fact, if Van Damme actually tried that stunt before he could do the middle splits, it would have ruined his chances of getting them - PERIOD!
But that doesn’t mean you can’t get them with the right training methods.
In our latest video, we teach two powerful exercises that will increase your middle splits flexibility in seconds (no, that’s not a typo). The only way you’ll know if I’m full of 💩 is to try.
Let me know how you go.