Guest JRSDANCER87 Posted April 10, 2004 Report Share Posted April 10, 2004 Hi everyone. I have a problem, that I'm sure is fairly common, and may have been talked about already, but I did some research and couldn't find anything on this board about it, so I thought I'd post it again (feel free to remove it or refer me to another source if it has been talked about already). The problem is my turnout is very natural, and I can get my leg very turned out very easily. Problem be it, that I have never had to use my turnout mucsles to turn out, because my legs just "go that way". Now, I have over turned out to a point where I tore the labrum ligament on the inside of my left hip (requiring surgery, and recovery process, and a whole bunch of other issues). Furthermore, when I get the surgery done, recover, and return to ballet, I don't want to make the same mistakes again (If you ruin this surgery, it has to be done again, and they told me that with a hip tendon, the second surgery might not be able to make it right again, basically stating that it can only be done once correctly and if you ruin it again, it will never be right again)...so to do this I need to learn how to use my turnout mucsles (for most people, that is to turn out, but for me, it will to keep from over rotating). I can activate them easily, but they are weak, and I need excercises that might strengthen the mucsles. The reason I am posting this as a new post instead of under the recent one about helping turnout is because I am not looking to improve my turnout, I am looking to almost decrease it...well not really decrease it, just learn how to control it...and I thought that maybe there were different excercises or a different approach to trying to control it then to try to force it or make it better. Sorry if this sounds repetitive, I just thought it might be a different situation. Thankyou very much! Quote Link to comment
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