--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "curtisdeltablues" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
> Core training refers to a body of  information gathered by physical
> therapist about the balance of strength and flexibility needed for our
> muscle system function properly.  Sports trainers have learned so much
> about rehabbing injuries and some physical trainers are using it as
> the basic exercise program for athletes to prevent injuries.  The
> basic core training is your stomach and back muscles which work
> together to keep our backs functioning properly and the correct
> balance of power with our limb muscles.  Asanas were good start for
> gaining flexibility in the back, but you need to add the strengthening
> of all the stomach and back muscles to have a strong core.  If your
> core is strong then you don't displace energy into your limbs, which
> strains your joints if your core muscles are weak.  One guy who was
> way ahead of the curve on this was Joe Pilates, whose training
> programs are all over.  I am a big fan of Mark Verstegen's work at 
> http://www.athletesperformance.com/  He has a very popular book and
> DVD for an exercise program which you can customize for your own
> fitness goals.
> The yogic system was great for its time but there is a lot of new
> information about how important it is not to stretch ligaments which
> many yogic postures do.  The lotus posture is one of the  the worst
> offenders.  Sports therapist have discovered how to position stretches
> so you only lengthen the muscles not the tendons.  He also has a great
> program for exercising the small supportive muscles around each joint
> so that it functions in the proper position without as much wear and
> tear.  Many body builders found this out the hard way by over
> strengthening the pecs and lats which pulls the shoulder forward and
> down, destroying the rotator cuff over time.   Each joint has a bunch
> of small muscles to position it properly and it takes light weights
> and precise positions to get them strong.  Once I strengthen these
> supportive muscles it made a huge difference in my overall strength. 
> Both these systems have helped me a great deal but they are not the
> only ones out there.  This information is so hot in exercise
> philosophy now there are many sources for it.  Good luck!  I am also
> curious about what exercise programs other people are enjoying.

So, do splits count to stretch ligaments?

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