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#430994 - 11/28/10 12:56 PM Developing a stretching plan
Landus Offline

Registered: 12/28/05
Posts: 373
Loc: UK
Hi everyone, I didn't want to put this up as I've seen a lot of them, but I'm really struggling to create a good stretch plan for what I want. I've read a lot so far and found helpful. I've read up a lot but somethings seem to make little sense to me and I just want a black and white stretch guide. I've been reading up here but again, I'm unsure of what to do to achieve my goal.

I want to be able to kick high, but keep my foot there for another kick. I can already kick fairly high but lack the strength to keep it there.

I also lack a partner to do PNF as much as I'd like to so I'd like an alternative.

Many thanks

#431021 - 12/02/10 03:10 PM Re: Developing a stretching plan [Re: Landus]
Kathryn Offline

Registered: 09/24/09
Posts: 262
Loc: Washington, DC
Every time this subject comes up, I think about the Pilates reformer. Unfortunately, Pilates studio time is expensive. Even a home reformer costs thousands. And yet, dancers who have to keep their legs in odd positions use this device for flexibility and strength. It couldn't hurt to look around for a studio that might have a holiday deal going.
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#431081 - 12/09/10 06:57 PM Re: Developing a stretching plan [Re: Kathryn]
Landus Offline

Registered: 12/28/05
Posts: 373
Loc: UK
Thanks for your reply, that machine looks medieval. I'm currently aiming to work on dynamic leg swings, with (type of stretching) contractions. Throughout the day I work my kicks and holding them at their heighest point


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