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Front Split: Why NOT to Stretch Quadriceps Rectus Femoris

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

Am I doing, something that I should not be doing? This question does come up often. And today I will talk about one of those things, when it comes to mastering the True (Squared) Front Split. While some people simply try to "push it till it happens" approach, many others realize that if they have very flexible posterior chain of the front leg and anterior chain of the rear leg, they are that much closer to the split. In common terms that means: hamstrings of the front leg and hip flexors of the back leg. Here is what I see...

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True Front vs Open Front Splits

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

"Everyone who can do a squared Front Split, can also do the one with the Turn Out. " It's a common assumption, but it's not always true. In practice, some people can only do the True (Squared) Front Split. Other People can only do the Open (Turned Out) Front Split. Some can do neither and some can do both. The flexibility requirement is different for each split, in terms of individual muscle groups. (In the Online Splits Certification Seminar, we actually have one of the Case Study Classes, showing how to adjust and convert one of the splits into the...

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Want Flexible Adductors?

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The Psoas Muscle

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Psoas - a lot has been said about this muscle. A deep hip flexor located in the center of the body. It is in close proximity to various organs. It is involved in various functions. If you want a True (Squared) Front Split, you can't do it with tight psoas. Not going to happen. Many other techniques require a flexible Psoas. It's a rather tight and "hard to get to" muscle. But its flexibility is an absolute must. But How do we stretch it? Well... Ask a yoga or dance teacher how to stretch the psoas, and you may get...

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Front Splits Stretches: The Importance of Lateral Hamstrings Stretching and Conditioning

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Lateral Hamstrings (Biceps Femoris) is one of larger hurdles to the True Front Split (Hips Squared) Front Split. The exercise shown in this post is called Airplane Turn Ins. It targets the lateral hamstrings and it's one of many exercises in a category called "Extended Length Conditioning" (ELC). While this exercise does build flexibility, its main job is to keep it. Most people get a little more flexible after warm up and stretches. Even with relaxed stretches.  It's no secret. The issue is "Staying Power". Can you make that flexibility stay? The answer for most people is "NO". If you...

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