More about  Ki-Hara

Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching is the revolutionary technique that utilizes a person's own resistance in the strengthening and elongating of muscles.   It is a system focused on eccentric movements as well as concentric ones.

The use of this system can not only increase flexibility and muscular performance, but it will also help heal old injuries and prevent future ones.

The discovery behind Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching is that to truly stretch a muscle, you must CONTRACT the muscle throughout the entire range.

What this method does is COMBINE strength training and flexibility training.

To strength train a muscle, you start where the muscle is as long as possible, contract the muscle and take it to where it is as short as possible.

BUT, to Ki-Hara resistance stretch this muscle you would do the opposite. Start where the muscle is as short as possible and contract the muscle while you take it to where it is as long as possible.

The trick here is that it takes TWICE as much force to stretch the muscle as to strengthen the muscle. So if you can do a bicep curl with 50 pounds, then it would actually take 100 pounds to stretch the bicep!