HappyGoLucky Posted October 27, 2004 Report Share Posted October 27, 2004 Hello everyone! I seem to be having a quite unusual problem with my knees lately that my teachers cannot seem to help me with. The problem is this: Unless I completely lock my knees, they don't appear completely straight. Also, when I fully straighten my knees up to the ceiling, or any stretch where my legs are completely straight, I get a very strange burning sensation in the back outer muscle behind my knee. (It may be a tendon, I'm not sure...) It doesn't really hurt me very much, I just thought maybe the two are related somehow? Each teacher seems to have a different opinion on this. Teacher #1 seems to have helped me the most - telling me that I have overdevelped my hamstring muscles, and that by thinking of elongating my muscle right above my knee on my upper thigh, it will help me straighten.. She believes that I just need to equally develop this muscle, and then my problem will be solved. However, I only seem to be able to use this muscle when she is right there helping/molding me into it, and I cannot seem to get it on my own. However, Teacher #2 has me a bit confused. She says that my legs are hyperextended (and from what I can make out from reading about them, it seems to me that they are hypoextended - but then again, I really have no idea). So, she insists that my heels don't touch in first position.. I'm not really quite sure what this is solving.. But she is very sure of it... She is constantly yelling out straighten your knees and so forth (at least 10 times a class, maybe 15). I have tried very politely explaining to her that I don't understand how to straighten my knees completely... But she bluntly told me that I'm just not trying hard enough... I'm starting to get a bit frustarated.. Sorry, that was a touch longwinded - But I'm wondering after hearing all of this do you have any further suggestions for my uncooperative knees? Any suggestions as to how I should handle Teacher #2? Any other comments in general? Thanks for bothering to read my ramblings! - HappyGoLucky Quote Link to comment
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