Create a Customized Flexibility Program for Your Own Needs Using the Exact Techniques for Safe and Effective Practice
It’s one of the most coveted attributes of athleticism, but the traditional methods for attaining it fall short for most people.
You probably remember your high school gym coach making you sit on the floor of the basketball court, open your legs, and then try to get your head as close to the floor as possible. But no amount of effort ever seemed to get you any closer, so you moved on and resigned yourself to being stiff.
Or maybe you kept working at it for years as part of a sport or martial art. And maybe you even made progress, but it wasn’t easy.
In any event, you’ve probably decided that stretching doesn’t work very well.
Well here’s our take:
If you cannot attain a position you’d like, then you need to find a way to get to that range of motion.
Call it whatever you want. Stretching, mobility, CNS conditioning, etc. These are all just words people use to describe various methods for getting flexible. We’re not here to debate the terminology.
We just want to show you what works.
No Gimmicks. No Risk. No Fluff.
Focused Flexibility was designed by our resident flexibility expert, Jarlo Ilano, a physical therapist (MPT) since 1998 and board certified orthopedic clinical specialist (OCS) with the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. It’s based on his experience helping patients regain their movement abilities after injuries and accidents.
Jarlo chose proven protocols and techniques from his professional practice and combined them with his knowledge of teaching yoga, martial arts, and gymnastic movements to create the most effective and efficient flexibility program available.
That sounds like hype, but Focused Flexibility delivers:
- Increased dynamic range of motion for ease of movement in sports
- Greater static flexibility for comfort in challenging positions
- Improved posture for less tension and fatigue when working long hours
- Confidence in your body’s capability to perform under any circumstance
- A deeper squat (for all you weightlifters)
- Fewer hamstring pulls (for the runners)
- Et cetera (for everyone else)
And it does so in a lot less time than you’d expect.
In less than fifteen minutes a day, a few days a week, you can begin to see results within a month. Plus, you’ll feel the greater freedom of movement in all your activities.
Those are pretty big promises, we know. And you might be asking yourself…
Will This Really Work For Me?
You’ve probably tried various stretching and mobility programs before and gotten lackluster results.
Even if you’ve tried to get flexible before with poor results, Focused Flexibility will teach you the correct techniques and body positioning that make each exercise safe and effective for addressing your specific flexibility needs.
Rest assured that this is not another rehash of the same old stretches you’ve been doing your whole life. While FF does cover some “standards,” it does so in a way you’ve probably never seen before – the right way – emphasizing the small details of each technique that make the difference between effective and ineffective practice.
Focused Flexibility also features a refreshing lack of “banging your head against the wall” by forcing yourself into a deeper stretch. Instead, you’ll use a “special sauce” PNF variation that trains your muscles to allow more stretch.
“I thought I had reached the limit of my flexibility…”
I have incorporated Jarlo’s flexibility tactics into my martial arts stretching and whilst teaching tonight I got stomach and chest to the floor on the pancake stretch.
15 years of stretching the way I always had done had only got me so far. I always used to arch my back way too much, trying to touch my forehead to the floor. And changing the emphasis to pivoting from the hips, keeping my back straight and projecting my chest towards the floor has really made the difference.
So now I just have to get a few more inches in front and side splits and I will finally be able to full splits. I always used to think that if you didn’t do the splits when you were young and then maintained it you would never be able to get there as an adult.
My progress is really down to doing things in the right way.
Up to the last couple of months I had thought I had reached the limit of my flexibility given my age (37) and had pretty much had the same stretch for 10 years or more. So it was really changing the focus of how I stretched that really made the difference.
~ Steven Gooderham, UK
The bottom line is that Focused Flexibility will work for you. We guarantee it.
Whether you’re looking to relieve common aches and pains, improve your performance in your sport, or fix your slouched posture, this program can show you how to zero in on the exact flexibility exercises you need to get results.
We can make this promise with confidence because FF is not another cookie-cutter stretching program.
Our BAP! Diagnostic for Custom Flexibility
We don’t believe in the “shotgun” approach to flexibility training espoused in a lot of books and video courses where you do a ton of different movements every day.
For one thing, it takes way too long to perform consistent daily stretching for the entire body. Besides that, if you’re starting out with specific areas that are tighter than others, then stretching everything is just going to maintain those imbalances that are causing problems.
That’s why we take the focused approach.
After reviewing the manual and intro videos (Jarlo explains everything in clear language), you’ll devote your first session to what we call the BAP! - Basic Assessment Positions.
Measuring your relative flexibility in these eight basic positions will tell you where you need to focus your efforts initially.
For each BAP you decide to work on (we recommend only one or two at a time), you’ll choose from a handful of corresponding exercises in the manual to create your own custom flexibility routine.
After two to four weeks, you can “re-BAP!” and decide where to focus next.
In addition to creating a personalized program for your individual needs, this system allows you to concentrate your efforts on just a small number of exercises – which results in faster progress than if you tried to do everything at once.
Greater Flexibility By This Time Next Month
You’ll be surprised at how quickly you improve when you start using proper technique and stop doing things you don’t need. Start now and you can expect to be noticeably more flexible where you need it most within just a few weeks.
Focused Flexibility is the only system we know of that lets you create a customized program to address your flexibility needs in the most efficient, effective, and safest manner possible. There’s no scientific jargon to learn, no hour-long routines to perform, and no odd equipment to use.
Just a solid focus on what works – focus on results.
GMB’s Got Your Back, Guaranteed
We have the lowest refund rate we’ve ever heard of – fewer than 1 in 500 clients have requested refunds. Chances are, you’ll be extremely glad you joined the Posse.
But we understand that it’s difficult to trust online – especially when you don’t know us yet. So we want you to know that we’ve got your back:
No Monkey Business
GMB is about strength in all its various meanings, and that means you’re going to have to work hard. But if you find yourself stuck or having a hard time understanding what to do next, let us know – we’re here to help.
You won’t find a better guarantee, because you won’t find a better group of people who care more about seeing you exceed your expectations of what kind of health and ability it’s possible for you to achieve.
We’re on a mission to build stronger men and women, stronger families, and a stronger society. And it all starts with a stronger body. Yours.
I really love the new Focused Flexibility materials. Great quality videos, a structured and sensible approach that ordinary people like me can incorporate into their lives and make real gains. Nice work.
~ Seamus Macdonald
The Focused Flexibility Package
All with all GMB programs, Focused Flexibility includes a combination of digital resources.
Our team has been teaching online since 2005, and we’ve learned a few things about how to do it well. We’ve spent many hours creating these materials to provide everything you need to understand and apply our method of targeted flexibility training.
Here’s the breakdown of how each component gets you closer to your flexibility goals:
We’re often found exhorting our clients to “Read the manual!” … but that’s because we put a lot of effort into them.
Not only is the Focused Flexibility manual lovingly rendered in glorious color with an easy-to-read layout, it’s also designed to provide the necessary background info without boring you to tears. There’s also sample programs and a quick reference section that breaks down the key points each exercise in the course so you can save time on watching the videos again and again.
We’ve also included a special FF Compliance Chart that keeps you on track to perform the necessary exercises consistently for the best results.
When you visit a Physical Therapist about a flexibility issue or other problem, the very first thing they’ll do is perform an assessment to test where you’re tight or weak.
For Focused Flexibility, Jarlo designed the BAP! self-diagnostic to give you the benefit of finding exactly where your trouble spots are. Each of the eight Basic Assessment Positions correlate to a handful of exercises you can choose from to create your own program.
The result is laser focus on your specific issues, and a customized routine for fast results.
Flexibility is a deep topic. We’ve obviously written a good deal about it, and others have written entire books on the subject. There’s a lot of research that goes on to find the most effective technique.
But you don’t need all of that.
In these introductory videos, Jarlo breaks down the methods we use in clear, concise language. Without glossing over important details, he summarizes the techniques most chosen by clinicians to help their patients get flexible and teaches you how to apply that knowledge quickly and effectively.
If GMB is known for anything, it’s the quality and depth of our exercise tutorials. To be blunt, nobody breaks down the important components of proper exercise technique like we do.
Focused Flexibility is no exception. Every exercise is clearly demonstrated by Amber with Jarlo talking through the movements and explaining the key points and common errors that lead to poor results.
No matter how long you’ve been training, you’re guaranteed to learn nuances of certain positions you’ve never encountered before – and it’s often those little-known details that make the biggest difference.
All of the videos in this program were professionally recorded, and the final edits are beautiful (especially if you focus on the part of the screen that Amber’s on and kind of ignore Jarlo). This is our highest quality production yet.
Bonus Application Videos
You probably already have plenty of applications in mind for what you could do with greater flexibility.
Using the BAP! to customize your training will ensure you get the most targeted effects, but we’ve gone ahead and included the following bonuses (because we know you’d ask for them if we didn’t):
The bridge (aka wheel pose in yoga) is a classic exercise demonstrating a combination of strength and flexibility. But if your hips and shoulders are tight, and your back won’t bend, you’re going to have a tough time…
These videos explain how to get started with bridge training and how to progress as your flexibility increases over time.
We couldn’t do a course on flexibility without addressing the splits.
Loads of people asked us if FF was going to be good for getting the splits or improving flexibility for kicking in martial arts. So Jarlo got to work and put together a simple progression of stretches that will get you there with practice.
Self myofascial release, or SMR, is a popular method among athletes and trainers for working out deeply held muscular tension.
We’ve seen a lot of poor explanations of how to do self massage with various tools, but more often than not, they are overcomplicated. We think you’ll appreciate Jarlo’s characteristic style of cutting through the crap to teach you what really works.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Am I too old?
We have clients ranging from their teens to their 90s.
You are not too old.
Age is definitely a factor in how resilient your body is to stress, so you might need to work out less often and spend more time recovering. You might need to adjust the intensity of the exercises.
But we’re here to help you with that – just ask.
The number one thing is not to count yourself out because you’re over thirty, or forty, or… If you practice smart and focus on form (two key tenets of the GMB Method), you’ll make progress regardless of age.
One more thing:
If you do happen to be young and strong, rest assured that this will offer plenty of challenge for you too.
We have multiple difficulty levels and variations on every exercise, and you ultimately set your own level by using perfect form and adjusting the rep ranges and rest times to your capabilities.
GMB programs scale very well, because we teach you how to adjust for your own performance and recovery.
How long does Focused Flexibility take?
It can take just a few minutes a day if you focus on just one or two areas (like we recommend).
Since this is targeted stretching (as opposed to generalized stretching), you only need one or two stretches per area to see improvements. Focusing on one or two areas at a time (for example, your hips and shoulders) and working on them a few minutes a day will yield noticeable results within a couple of weeks.
Of course, results are proportional to work, so don’t get the wrong idea – this isn’t some kind of miracle technique.
But you can skip the stretches you don’t need and save time by working on the areas that will have the biggest impact. That’s what FF is about. Focus.
Focus is fast.
Does Focused Flexibility build dynamic flexibility?
Since FF is based on increasing access to high-ROM positions, it will increase dynamic flexibility as well – indirectly.
In most areas, dynamic flexibility is going to be a little greater than static (or positional) flexibility. That’s because the central nervous system will allow a transient movement through more extreme ranges to avoid injury.
Can I learn to do splits?
Though FF is not a “generalized” stretching program (it’s focused on your specific flexibility needs), we did include a short video that will show you how to develop the flexibility and strength required for splits.
Depending on your current flexibility levels, it could still take a while to develop though.
Don’t rush into trying to do splits if you’re currently stiff. Take your time and use the BAP! and other FF tools to work on the areas that need it most. Then gradually begin adding more split-focused work to your routine.
You can get there if you work at it consistently.
How will this improve my sports performance?
Well, flexibility is generally a good attribute to develop – it offers increased access to various ranges of motion and freedom of movement.
That’s not to say that all sports require extreme flexibility though. If you are able to easily perform all the movements of your sport without tension, pain, or excessive effort, you might be plenty flexible.
But if you find yourself unable to access the positions and movements you’d like, you could probably do with greater flexibility.
Stretching doesn’t prevent injury, but when your body can physically access all the important ranges of motion your sport requires, there’s less chance of injuries caused by pushing beyond your available range.
Being flexible translates to ease of movement, greater efficiency, and more speed in many athletic movements.
Does Focused Flexibility use PNF stretches?
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) was developed as a treatment system for the treatment of neurologically impaired patients (i.e., stroke, brain injury) and then also applied to orthopedic conditions. When you speak with rehabilitation professionals they are more likely to think of the functional diagonal patterns as a treatment method rather than the stretching techniques that are popular in the fitness world.
“Contract Relax” stretching as presented popularly involves an isometric contraction against a force at a chosen endrange of flexibility, followed by a relaxation then an attempt to stretch further into the range of motion. It is used in the PNF system as a way of decreasing muscle tone to allow an improved range of motion and facilitates improvements in motion in chosen functional patterns.
To be picky about it, “contract relax” as it’s performed popularly is misnamed and the technique is actually called “hold relax”. “Contract relax” properly has an agonist contraction following the restricted muscle contraction.
In Focused Flexibility, the restricted muscle contraction is dynamic and not isometric.
This protocol was chosen because it is actually a more gentle technique as well as improving the awareness of motion in and out of the endrange of motion. The addition of the static stretch also helps with the awareness of relaxation and stretch accommodation, meaning it improves your tolerance for being at your furthest ranges of motion.
The combination of dynamic contraction and static holds is very effective for improving flexibility in the exercises performed.
Sound good? Then let’s get started.
Finally Get Flexible… Fast
Focused Flexibility delivers precision increases in the specific ranges of motion you need most.
In as little as ten minutes a day, four days a week, you’ll notice measurable improvement in mobility and flexibility in just a few weeks. Better yet, you’ll move better and have fewer aches and pains.
If you’re tired of the dogma and confusion and ready to actually get flexible, you’ll want to click the button below. Doing so gets you immediate download privileges to our entire FF system, plus free updates for life.
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