Serendipity Posted November 9, 2008 Report Share Posted November 9, 2008 This is a topic on one of the teen boards that I've been reading, but, of course, can't post there. Haven't seen one here, unless it's VERY old. I have about a 95-100 degree extension at the moment - to the side and to the front when doing developpe (sorry, don't know how to do accents in any language on this thing). I have a higher one to the back (and am very proud of that line - the best of the three!). My goal at the moment is to do at least shoulder height, and I'm nearly there on the side, not quite there on the front and pretty much there in the back. My turnout isn't great, though - only about 120-140 degrees, I think (I'm estimating, btw, as I'm not really good with geometry!! Certainly it's not 180 in any position.). When I extend to the side, at the moment, the leg is forward of the body, as it is extending from my real turnout, and to me it looks awful no matter how high it is. The body is in correct position, hip down, etc. or so I've been told. In "froggie" position, my hips are down (or so I've been told!) and my feet are very close to the floor. Again, not perfect but I'm not actually hoping for perfection. As an adult, I know there's little scope to improve, but I'd like to give it a try. Any ideas? I'm not extensively flexible anymore, although I do stretch every day and have improved considerably in splits. Middle split continues to be an issue, however - no matter how much and what I do, it's not really getting much better. Is this due to just the atrophy that comes with age? I am just sort of looking to find not just ideas but also others' experiences with working with these liabilities (as I call them), as adult students who are not professionals. Quote Link to comment
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