General Dance Discussion > Who here can do the splits?

Discussion in 'General Dance Discussion' started by Boynextdoor, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. Boynextdoor

    Boynextdoor New Member

    Has anyone started a thread like that?...
  2. lynn

    lynn New Member

    i think there's a similar thread under ballroom.....
  3. Boynextdoor

    Boynextdoor New Member

    Well let's start it here!

    I can! Who else? Come on folks! I get paid by how many people respond!
  4. chachachacat

    chachachacat Well-Known Member

    I could do them thirty years ago!
  5. lynn

    lynn New Member

    duplicated thread - there's a similar thread started under General Discussion
  6. Boynextdoor

    Boynextdoor New Member

    She was looking for help, though... Please, Lynn? Can't we keep this one? Please?
  7. lynn

    lynn New Member

    oh, sorry, i didn't mean to delete this one, i just thought it would be nice if we keep the information under the same thread - easier for future reference.

    P.S. I think you'd get more response if this thread is moved under General Discussion. Usually threads under DA is unrelated to dancing.
  8. Boynextdoor

    Boynextdoor New Member

    I didn't think it was related to dancing...

    How do you move it?
  9. lynn

    lynn New Member

    not to worry, the moderators will move it.
  10. Boynextdoor

    Boynextdoor New Member

    Okay, thanks!
  11. diputs

    diputs New Member

    Not me. For a long time I could not even touch my toes. (with my legs straight)
  12. la morena

    la morena New Member

    But you can now? How did you learn?
  13. diputs

    diputs New Member

    I can now.

    Stretching three days a week with a partner assisting. And it took me two years.

    I think that flexibility is either completely natural or comes out of necessity. Mine was out of necessity.

    Supposedly, can anyone confirm this, that women are naturally more flexible than men because of estrogen. Apparently because a woman's body needs to stretch for child birth, they were given the natural ability to be more flexible.

    I should try to look this up.
  14. diputs

    diputs New Member

    Apparently it is just hip flexibility.
  15. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

    I used to be incredibly flexible...and I'm hoping to gain some of it back. I was reading up on the internet last night and came across this guy's website (Kurtz). Great stuff. I did look at a couple of places that reviewed his books and dvds and wasn't thrilled enough to want to order either of them. The problem is that his website has great breakdowns on the types of flexibilities there are and what type of exercises to do accordingly, but to spare myself any injury, I'd prefer to see them done rather than read my way into doing them. I'm too old to be doing things incorrectly.
  16. Medira

    Medira New Member

    I can oversplit and pull my way through a full middle split too. I still have good hip flexibility, but nowhere near as good as it used to be.

    Like you, MQ, I'm working hard to regain as much of my flexibility as I can.
  17. tj

    tj New Member

    Does banana count?
  18. Sabor

    Sabor New Member

    i split my hair down the middle yesterday.. had to warm up some considerable time.. but overall it was easy
  19. Swingolder

    Swingolder New Member

    I could do them fifty years ago! And cartwheels and back bends and all that stuff that sounds really painful now.
  20. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

    I can still pull off a front handspring, cartwheels and roundoffs; nothing backwards, tho.

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