You misunderstood me, after I started measuring I suddenly gained about 7 cm or so in 1 week, and haven't gained a single cm since (lost 1 cm). I could push myself again, but I don't know if that'd be such a good idea (of course that'd bring me to about 10 cm, which would be very nice)

By the way, is it all right to cheat on front splits by leaning forward to rely on the flexibility of certain muscles and avoidig others when measuring? Because I won't be able to do a front split without the side split otherwise.