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Old 01-06-2011, 07:45 AM   #2
Steven Low
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Some people have some bony impingement of the hip joint which impairs them from getting the middle split.

You'll see this in some of the competitive gymnasts where they can't get it even with massive amounts of stretching (likely you may see this in some of the team gymnasts).

most people can get within 4-6" of the ground if they have that bony restriction of the hip joint though.

It MAY be something else though such as tight muscles specifically in one plane but I'd have to take a look to see if it's something like that
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