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#81715 - 07/18/02 03:36 PM a little trick
Jeniko Offline
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Registered: 06/20/02
Posts: 126
Loc: England
Something i have found extremely useful is little pully system even Bruce Lee used... I cannot go all the way down into the sidesplits, im about 5 inches from the floor in the front splits... but about about a foot and a half in the sidesplits.

Anyways, something ive found helpful is making some sort of pully system and use some ribbon or anything that will hold your leg in the air comfortably. then what you do is you put your foot in the noose you've made and then pull the otherend of the ribbon so it raises your leg high into the air, its helped me alot with the sidekick aswell as doing the side splits.

You may find it silly but i find it usful.

Goodluck.

Jeniko

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#81716 - 11/19/02 01:00 PM Re: a little trick
MrVigerous Offline
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Registered: 04/17/01
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I use the same pulley system myself, highly recomend it.

Regds

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#81717 - 01/28/03 03:48 PM Re: a little trick
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Loc: San Francisco
Well I don't use a pully or any machines and I can do full side splits (both ways) as well as front splits (toes up and down).

I recommend the Kurz method.

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#81718 - 06/05/03 10:34 AM Re: a little trick
Jeniko Offline
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Yeah, i completely agree... kurz's information is quite helpful.

May i ask how long it took you to be able to acheive the side splits?

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#81719 - 06/06/03 06:18 AM Re: a little trick
viper aus Offline
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have any of you tried a small sqaure of carpet
if you are traing on hard floors ie timber- vinly ,place the carpet (approx 150 mm sq)under your heel and slowly slide it away from you but do be carefull to control your leg. try it out and see what you think

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#81720 - 06/06/03 10:51 AM Re: a little trick
Jeniko Offline
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I do stretches about 4/5 days a week in my bedroom which is carpeted, and i agree... capert is very usful [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG] keeps your feet warm to!!

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#81721 - 06/08/03 03:43 PM Re: a little trick
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Jeniko:
Yeah, i completely agree... kurz's information is quite helpful.

May i ask how long it took you to be able to acheive the side splits?
[/QUOTE]

About 3 or 4 weeks - although I was fairly flexible before I could never get into box splits.

As for the Kurz only i.e. no stretching experience at all one of my friends achieved a fairly decent split within a couple of months.

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