psavola Posted November 6, 2002 Report Share Posted November 6, 2002 Here is my (over-intellectualized ;) ) problem: In retire, my working leg is well turned out with the knee pointing almost, but not quite, straight out to the side. However, when I extend that leg a la seconde I cannot maintain the leg as far side. Either my hips start twisting towards the working leg or my leg moves "forward" so that instead of pointing approximately to the side it points to something like side-front. My knee is upward, and when facing the mirror the leg looks turned out at least to my untrained eye. I'd very much like to have my leg more to the side - this side-front makes my escarte derriere look awfully turned in. (Better turnout in supporting leg would certainly also help, but I know how to work on that, and I'm making progress there.) Since the difference between retire and extension is the bentness or straightness of the knee, but the "closing" movement occurs in hip joint, I'm thinking this must be a muscle strength/flexibility/coordination issue. But where? :confused: What should I stretch or stengthen? Are there any exercises I could do? Päivi Quote Link to comment
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