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Gaining hyperextension?


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Earlier today I read online that if you stretch your oversplits long enough you can SLIGHTLY increase your hyperextension on your knees? Is this true? Thoughts? I've been taught hyperextension is something you're born with...


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jdancer, I moved your topic here to Young Dancers. If this is not the right age group for you, please let me know.


To answer your question, your thoughts were right. Hyperextension is bone structure and therefore something you are born with. Doing over splits will not create it, and we also do not advise doing oversplits for any reason.

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Okay thanks!
And yeah, the post I read struck me as odd so I wanted to see if anyone else had heard about it? But thanks (:

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