Guest The Lilac Fairy Posted October 20, 2011 Report Share Posted October 20, 2011 (edited) I did some research and looked around a few of the forums. But I still need a little help on determining what is not allowing my turnout to get any better and I have spent the last year focusing on improving it. Some of the stretches and techniques I have tried are the butterfly stretch, straddle stretch, tennis ball release/massage, and the stretch where the hips and knees are stacked at ninety degree angles. I have semi-tight hip flexors. My straddle or middle split starts at every day at 135 degrees and after around thirty minutes of stretching after a brief warm-up ( cardio ), it goes to 175 degrees. When I'm doing this stretch I feel a sort of pinch in the root of my hip instead of a stretch. Also, during class the 175 doesn't translate to my leg positions. My knees don't follow along that line but around the original 135 straddle. The stretches I mentioned before, beside the straddle, are all flat or at the maximum ( butterfly and ninety degree stacked stretch). Can anyone "diagnose" the pain so that I can break past this wall in my progress? Edited October 20, 2011 by The Lilac Fairy Quote Link to comment
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