Sebastiaan Pagano is a strength and flexibility coach and head coach at Het Gymlokaal in Amsterdam, who has a lot of experience and knowledge in flexibility training for adults. In his search for the best method to increase his own range of motion he explored a broad range of disciplines, such as yoga, martial arts, movement and gymnastics. Through this journey he researched and experimented with many different stretching methods, among which some very efficient and aggressive ones that we will discuss in this episode of the YAY!YOGA podcast. We also talk about the misconceptions and myths in flexibility training, the difference between mobility and flexibility, yin yoga and the role of genetics in increasing your range of motion. I very much enjoyed this in-depth conversation and hope you get something out of it too.
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Shownotes: stuff & people we talked about
- Teachers and coaches who are very knowledgable in the flexibility field: Emmet Louis, Kit Laughlin, Dan van Zandt, Lucas Aaron and Thomas Kurz.
- What is flexibility? This video by Dan Van Zandt explains it.
- The four types of flexibility training that we talk about are: dynamic active, static active, dynamic passive and static passive.
- Some of the main flexibility goals that we talk about are the pancake stretch, middle split and front split.
- Ballistic stretching and head to toe explained and demonstrated by Emmet Louis.
- Christopher Sommer – founder of gymnastic bodies and a big name in the field.
- Book recommendation:
Stretching Scientifically A Guide to Flexibility Training by Thomas Kurz.
Connect with Sebastiaan Pagano
Or check Het Gymlokaal to book a spot for his group classes.
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