I just started stretching about a week ago and am wondering if I am doing it right. My current grip is basically grabbing the head with 4th and 5th fingers mostly and just below the head with my 1st finger, 2nd finger, and thumb (really the 2nd/middle finger is right on the bottom edge of head rather than being completely on shaft — it’s sort of wedged in between the two so it’s equally on both). It hurts considerably when I pull hard enough to feel like really doing any kind of decent stretching. It’s probably normal, but I’m just curious whether or not I am doing it right and/or whether or not others felt discomfort in the beginning that went away. I’ve noticed that many people talk about pulling harder than than arm-strength alone with positions that let them use their shoulder strength too etc. However, I feel that I am not using nearly my arm strength, that limiting factor is pain where grip at bottom of head.
Last edited by vkn1 : 10-06-2006 at .