Originally Posted by bballchump11
you guys are saying these things don't work and never even tried them. I do them all the time and know 100% that they work. If you don't like me calling it yoga, then just call it a long stretch.
**** like this take flexibility.
I know for fact that it helps
Plus with the slip line, you may not do those exact movements in the ring, but it teaches those muscles how to move and and react.
There's a big difference between dynamic flexibility and static flexibility though. Just because you can reach a foot past your toes doesn't mean you'll be flexible during movement or vice versa. Static stretching targets muscles and has no real effect on flexibility other than directly after stretching.
I think yoga's benefits are more relaxation, body awareness and breathing rather than improving sports flexibility.