ifnotwhynot Posted April 17, 2008 Report Share Posted April 17, 2008 As a new member here I have been browsing the site and see that there have been many threads concerning turnout but I wonder if I may ask another question just to clarify a point of anatomy! It seems to me (and please correct me if I am wrong!) that the degree of available turnout/hip rotation is determined by the construction of the hip joint itself - i.e we are talking bones here. However, I also presume there must be some muscles/ligaments/tendons that play a part insomuch as they determine how much the bones can actually move. Let me try and put this into the context of an excercise that my daughter does. I call it froggies but I beleive in the US you call it butterfly and froggies is done on the front as is a real no no! She lies on her back and lets her knees flop out to the side. They are usually a few inches from the floor but, ocassionally after a class, her teacher has her do this and pushes the knees down. Normally in this situation, the knees reach the floor, although she cannot maintain that position without the pressure. I am assuming (again, maybe incorrectly!) that as this causes her no discomfort beyond a stretch, that her hip joint is constructed in such a way as to allow good turnout but that other things need to be stretched/tightened to make it useable. Am I making any sense here? Look forward to any comments. Regards Quote Link to comment
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