I’ve talked before about the need to own your positions and how to use active movement rather than passive stretching to gain such ownership. This video shows how to do that for what is known as the Couch Stretch – I call it Couch 2.0.
You’ll see very clearly that Caitlin (check her out at Ingredients for Dinner) has excellent passive mobility but looses a significant amount once she has to actively engage her hamstring. Just doing Couch Stretch wouldn’t expose this weakness. Working on Couch 2.0 will help her own her positions and learn to engage her hamstring in a shortened position.
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