Merry Posted August 21, 2010 Report Share Posted August 21, 2010 I know it sounds ridiculous to ask, but how do you know if you have hypoextension? There is so much written on BT4D about what hyperextension looks like and I have seen many people who have this condition, so you would think I should recogise the opposite, but I don't seem to be objective about myself. I have also read quite a few posts about hypoextension here, but I couldn't find anything to tell me how to determine if I have it (maybe because it should be obvious?!!) If I sit on the floor with my legs extended in front of me, parallel, I cannot make the backs of my knees touch the floor (gap is around a third of an inch) - is this an indication of hypoextension, or is it just an indication that I have developed calf muscles? Is there a way of determining the situation? The reason I ask about this is that I always feel that the side of my back knee area is in the way when I stand in fifth. Because it's 'in the way' I find it hard to straighten the front knee unless I reduce the turnout in my front leg. If I make a small fourth position with my feet (say two to three inches open) my knees feel how I imagine they should feel in fifth position - they are still touching and I can straighten fully (as fully as I can) and they seem to 'slot together' comfortably. In case it makes a difference, my legs are completely straight from the front view when parallel. Your opinions would be greatly appreciated. Quote Link to comment
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