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Tight Hip Flexors


Nik

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I'm sure this has already been asked, but I can't seem to find it!

 

My hip flexors are very tight in battements and developpes a la seconde and also tilts in modern class. I feel as if I get to a certain point, usually just above 90 degrees, and my hips stop me from going any further or I get a slight pinching pain. But if I hold it to get it past that certain point, when I let go I can maintain it higher than when I developpe it. I have a fairly good straddle though and I've tried many variations of lungs, pigeon pose, etc. and always stretch my hips after class. I've been looking online for additional stretches, but I can't find much geared toward dancers.

 

Do you have any particular stretches you would recommend? Or do you think it has more to do with strength?

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Hi Nik, and welcome to Ballet Talk for Dancers. :)

 

Since this is your first post, I'm going to encourage you to start making use of the "bells and whistles" that the site has. If you run a search on "hip flexors" (with the quotation marks), you'll find that we have indeed had many previous posts and threads which deal with them. About 300 showed up when I did the search, counting yours. Your answer will most likely be found in that search.

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