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Stretching Machines

Written by Sierra Rein
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An important feature of any martial artist when learning self defense is his or her flexibility. In order to extend your punches and kicks as far as they should go, one must be somewhat limber. To aid you in reaching that goal, stretching machines are available.

These machines may look medieval, but they do work. Essentially, they allow you to slowly stretch your muscles and tendons until you can stretch them on your own. Don't worry - there are no motors on these things - you stretch as far as you want, when you want to stretch.

Stretching Machines Lend A Helping Hand

The idea is that stretching on your own can be time consuming and frankly, a pain. A stretching machine lets you work at your own pace. Also, it's very easy to see how far you've come, compared to when you first began your training.

Over all, stretching machines are a good addition to your martial arts equipment roster. They can speed you on your way to achieving the level of limberness that is ideal for martial arts training. Just remember to do your research and make sure you use only quality machines.

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