Louise* Posted January 28, 2009 Report Share Posted January 28, 2009 (edited) Hi Ok Well i have always been able to do ballet splits (splits with turnout!) fully down with my hands off the ground , but i now have to do splits completely squared of with the knee behind tucked in if you know what i mean(gymnastic splits). I am nearly down just half an inch to an inch away but i wanted to know if people knew any exercises to loosen the hamstring glute area for this purpose. Or if anyone had any other ideas. Another dancer suggested i go fully down in turnout splits and then sort of fix it but i have been finding it hard to get into the right position for that somehow. Another person said doing side splits would help but i am already down in side splits with and without turnout so ermm i dont know??!!!! If i keep with it i guess it will come i am only about half an inch off but it is annoying me:-)!! Any exercises to help??? Strange thing is when i do down into front splits without turn out i dont feel a stretch but sort of a stiff feeling ?? Does that make sense?? Maybe i need to stretch out my hamstrings more ??? I particularly dont feel any stretch in my back leg at all which is weird when i am only half an inch off the ground and it is turned in so there should be more of a stretch??? So i dont understand why i am getting the sort of stiff feeling in the hamstring i know you use different muscles for gymnastic splits so maybe that is it?? So is there anything i can do to stretch these muscles ??? I am stretching before hand. But if you can suggest anything i would be very grateful:-) Maybe i need to lean back more or something i dont know to feel a stretch in my back leg?? I have only been doing these splits a little before that it was always turned out and i never really had to do much to get those splits really. Any Ideas:-)???? Thank you so much in advance:-) To anyone who reads this and especially anyone who replies:-) This forum is great for this stuff:-)!! Edited January 28, 2009 by Louise* Quote Link to comment
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