The Flexibility Challenge - Before and After

100 Day Challenge 2 | Contortion Flexibility | Before and After

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 I stretched 4 days a week, 2 hours per session; totaling over 100 hours of stretching in 100 days. This is my second completed 100 day contortion challenge! In this year’s challenge I fully conquered 2 of my pose goals. I’m not upset at all that I didn’t reach all 10 of my goals, because I know it’s the journey I love, not …

The Flexibility Challenge = Week 12

100 Day Challenge 2| Contortion Flexibility | Days 71-77

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Here we are in week 12 of the 100 day contortion challenge, only a few weeks left!  I have practiced 4x per week, 2 hours per session, with 1 hour always focused on warming up and dynamic stretches from The Flexibility Challenge. An important factor to my success has been listening to my body and so I wanted to share with you …

100 Day Challenge | Contortion Flexibility | Days 64-70

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I can hardly believe it has been 10 weeks already. In those 10 weeks I have calculated to have practiced about 80 hours give or take. Roughly that is 4x per week, 2 hours per session, and sometimes more when I am teaching. In those 80 hours I have faced many challenges, and have come to many new realizations about my body and …

The Flexibility Challenge Days 50-56

100 Day Challenge 2 | Contortion Flexibility | Days 50-56

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When you make it day 50 of the flexibility challenge, a celebration is much needed! Pat yourself on the back for committing to your routine and learning more and more about your body each session. By day 50 you should be comfortable with your warmup and dynamic stretching routine. You will have found that if you skimp on either, your …

Week 6 | 100 Day Contortion Flexibility Challenge

100 Day Challenge 2 | Contortion Flexibility | Days 36-42

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Week 6 in the flexibility challenge was very active, there was only 1 day in the week that I rested. Every other day I did my warmup and dynamic stretches. 4 out of those 6 days I did intense contortion stretches. I am feeling bendier than ever after finding what specific muscles I needed to focus on, my quads and …

Week 5 | 100 Day Contortion Flexibility Challenge

100 Day Challenge 2 | Contortion Flexibility | Days 29-35

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Week 5 was equal parts strength and flexibility. I did a lot of gymnastics and pole dancing to support my flexibility training and to keep everything in balance.  I have had to take it easy on all splits because my hip flexors are not feeling 100% when in splits. I am targeting my quads and hamstrings instead, which I can …

Week 4 | 100 Day Contortion Flexibility Challenge

100 Day Challenge 2 | Contortion Flexibility | Days 22-28

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Week 4 in the 100 day contortion challenge was focused towards shoulders and hip flexors again. It was also a week focused on rest and recovery. When I say rest, I just mean no heavy contortion stretching. When I say recovery, I mean giving your body the vitamins and nutrients it needs through fresh whole foods, drinking tons of water …

100 Day Challenge 2| Contortion Flexibility | Days 15-21

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Week 3 in the 100 day contortion flexibility challenge was a heavy concentration on shoulders and hip flexors, my two weakest areas. For the most part this was a light stretching week with more focus on strength building moves and dynamic stretches. My hip flexors and my shoulders developed a bit of a twinge that I had to work out. …

100 Day Challenge 2 | Contortion Flexibility | Days 8-14

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Progress has been made in week 2 of the 100 day contortion challenge. Every training session I have been making gains, it is exciting to say the least! With set goals, a consistent stretching routine, and a schedule, I have been able to make progress more easily! And it’s not just me, The Flexibility Challenge community is making so much progress! It …