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nasticsISlove 72

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i am having problems getting my straddle split all the way down. i am about 3-4 inches away from the ground. does anyone have any good stretches for straddles?
 

Mac

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Our coaches will on occasion push the straddle lower. I've also seen weights set on the lower back/backside. My daughter says that's a hard one to push down by yourself, and she likes the assist. She'll do it with over-splits, too, and that's been a big help.

Disclaimer: I'm not suggesting to do any of that. Suggestions have to suit your coach. Just passing on what I've seen and what's been effective for my kid.
 
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hammy

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Try putting ankle weights on, laying down on your back with your hips bent at a 90 degree angle, with your backside against a wall (in other words your legs go up the wall). Then, open your legs to straddle and let gravity do the work--hold it for at least 2 minutes.
 
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Dani

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Try putting ankle weights on, laying down on your back with your hips bent at a 90 degree angle, with your backside against a wall (in other words your legs go up the wall). Then, open your legs to straddle and let gravity do the work--hold it for at least 2 minutes.
Wow Hammy I just did that may I say that realy streched me out
All I can say im practising it to let me splits It realy hurt and stuff
But it was so affective I would suggest this one It works well!
 
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~JEM~

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do splits between 2 boxes or splits with 1 foot on a box and hold for 1minute then do the other foot. Then after being on the boxes put it onto floor for 30seconds straight away. In a matter of weeks you will be flat.
 
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hammy

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I should have warned you that, that stretch kinda hurt a little. When I do it I just kinda lay back and let my mind go off some place else. I'm glad you liked it though!
 
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Dani

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I should have warned you that, that stretch kinda hurt a little. When I do it I just kinda lay back and let my mind go off some place else. I'm glad you liked it though!
Yeah I do it when im watching tv to keep my mind off it!
I also listen to music! I still have a low tolerance of pain
but thats what im trying to bring up! But thanx for
the drill!
 
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