Susanne Posted October 30, 2003 Report Share Posted October 30, 2003 I read the thread bout hyperextension in the teachers forum and the article that was linked to it as well. According to that article hyperextension is Hyperextension is the extreme extension of a limb or part of the body. In knees, it is most commonly known as swayback. Other conditions are cross-eyed, knock-kneed and bow. Most people fall into one or more of these categories. In swayback, the knees are pressed too far backward, leaving the ligaments at the back of the knee permanently stretched. The article All my teachers have had the similar opinion about hyperextension as ms Sullivan who wrote the article: that hyperextension should be worked with correct placement. But what nobody talks about is all those of us who have problem on the other end of the scale. When you have trouble keeping your knees straight, not because of bad technique, just because you were born like that. (Is that called hyperextension too?) What are we supposed to do? If we press our knees really hard the kneecap pushes into the leg and the leg is locked. Even then, the leg looks slightly bent. Wouldn't that result in almost the same kind of damage that hyperextension can cause? (I can see though that at least the placement of the rest of the body would be correct, which is not the case with hyperextension) And also...knock knees? What to do about them? I can't stand in 1st without my knees hitting into eachother (so I have to bent them slightly in, but then they look bent ) . It hits less the more I turnout, but since I wasn't blessed with perfect turnout I will always have that problem. But of course, these are problems for all of us without the "ideal body type" where hyperextension is part of the "ideal". Quote Link to comment
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