There’s a Chinese saying, “Ren lao xian lao tui.”
This means: “When people get old, the legs go first.”
And that’s a fact.
You really know someone is getting older because he’s no longer strong or flexible in the legs.
Now, some people may think they’ve never been flexible in their legs – but this is simply not the case. Ever see a newborn who couldn’t easily insert big toe into mouth?
So all of us started out flexible. Then, either through neglect or improper training, we got tighter.
And we figured having tight hamstrings and tight shoulders and tight spinal erectors is normal.
Yes, It’s normal for people who are getting older and weaker. But it’s not normal for those who remain nimble, quick and flexible, regardless of their age.
In China, I’ve seen men and women in their 80’s and 90’s stretch into positions that would challenge the average infant.
These men and women didn’t start out this way – but they’ve continued to improve and get healthier even as the years add up.
You may think it’s impossible to improve upon your flexibility beyond a certain age, but this is not true. One of my clients, Algie, a retired police officer, dramatically improved his flexibility in his mid-50’s – long past the time where he thought he was stuck.
You’re not stuck, my friend. You can get more flexible the Furey Way – and do so regardless of your age.
Just begin by working on your joints. Make them loose and limber first – then the muscles will follow.
I cover how to do this in great detail in my Combat Stretching DVD program. Make sure you pick up a copy today so you can experience the lifelong benefits of having a flexible framework.