Wintertime Flexibility

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  1. spidersam

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    Does anybody else struggle with flexibility in the winter time? I stretch daily and was improving significantly in the summer. Now six months later, I feel like my body is moving backwards. This is frustrating, as I was making decent improvements. Now I feel like I wake up less flexible every day and tear easier :arghh:
     
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    I get much worse in the winter. I have bad knees (one significantly worse than the other), and the cold makes them ache more. So I do a little bit less of the things that bug them, which leads to more stiffness and loss of flexibility in other areas.
     
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    i dont, but im young
    just make sure you get a good warm up and/or heat up the room
     
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    We were always generally tighter in the winter months, fortunately our dojo was really, really warm. (Free heat, too.)

    Old Man Winter is a nasty bastard.

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