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Old 02-04-2011, 06:58 PM   #8
Patrick Donnelly
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Ok, I'm seeing noticeable progress with the frog split stretch, even though I ought to be doing it more often. My hips have started feeling funny lately, though. I figure I'm developing some sort of imbalance. They just feel funny, but they feel "normal" in external rotation of the leg. In particular:

1. Lay down, looking towards the ceiling with your feet in the regular position, then turn your legs so your feet point left and right
2. Stand and bring one leg up in front so both the hips and knees are at 90 degrees, then swinging the leg out to the side

Both of these can often get the hip joint to pop (like you're cracking your knuckles), and it relieves the funny feeling for a while.

Any tips on what I should be stretching to counteract this? I don't want to just stop stretching, since there's no way in hell I'm ever getting a planche without a full 180 degree straddle hold.
And yes, I'm actually holding that handstand. Get on my level.
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