• Splits

    Posted by Deirdre on March 30, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Ok, I’ve never (ever ever ever) been able to do the splits before. I’m getting close but I have a position question. Is the knee of the back leg supposed to be slightly turned out, or should the knee be straight down (touching the floor)? Thanks!

    Deirdre replied 15 years, 2 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Fleur

    Member
    March 30, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    It is preferable to have the back knee facing the floor since this will keep your hips squarer, however it requires more flexibility in the hip flexor of the back leg and the hamstring of the front leg. In other words, it is harder but it shows better technique. Most people get their splits with the back knee truned out which is ok, just keep trying to square the hips and turn in the back knee after you get that one so your flexibility continues to improve. Good job!

    Fleur

  • Deirdre

    Member
    March 31, 2009 at 5:38 am

    All good to know. Thanks!

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