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Old 06-29-2007, 02:03 AM   #76
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Re: Unbendable arm

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It all makes sense if you let go of the muscle-chaining flex ideal.
I think its more important to think of the unbendable mind/ body driving the arm.
Which is of course what the entire unbendable arm exercise is about in the first place.

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Old 06-29-2007, 07:36 AM   #77
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Re: Unbendable arm

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Which is of course what the entire unbendable arm exercise is about in the first place.

Mike
The problem is there are several ways it can be done. Even a simple wresttlers "stretch through" will make it work. So it sends out a mixed message that Johnies wife can "do it" after 1 minutes instruction. With such a mindset anyone and everyone "understands" it, yet how many can really accomplish anything with it outside of a demonstration in any real sense
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Old 07-04-2007, 02:40 PM   #78
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Re: Unbendable arm

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The problem is there are several ways it can be done. Even a simple wresttlers "stretch through" will make it work. So it sends out a mixed message that Johnies wife can "do it" after 1 minutes instruction. With such a mindset anyone and everyone "understands" it, yet how many can really accomplish anything with it outside of a demonstration in any real sense
very good point.

but in a perverse way I like that, the idea that a secret is right out in the open that is only accessible to those curious enough and discerning enough to dig deeper. In way, most sort themselves out and never know it. I said it was a perverse way of thinking about it. I have taught long enough to realize that only a few people are really interested in delving deeper and challenging any preconceptions they may have formed in training.

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