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Pain during stretching
By anna_p Comments: 0, member since Sat Aug 06, 2016
On Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:51 PM

Every time I do the frog stretch I get a lot of pain in my hips. They feel like want to pop. I'm hypoflexive which means I'm unusually tight in the muscles. Is my bone structure the problem with the stretch? Any advise?

2 Replies to Pain during stretching

re: Pain during stretching (karma: 1)
By Cheesemoo Comments: 639, member since Mon Jun 23, 2008
On Thu Apr 28, 2016 06:35 PM
Are you doing the frog stretch on your back or stomach? If you're not already pretty flexible that way, trying to do that stretch on your stomach can be super painful and even harmful. Try it on your back instead, it's a lot less pressure on your knees and hips.

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re: Pain during stretching (karma: 1)
By panicmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 11592, member since Thu Dec 16, 2004
On Fri Apr 29, 2016 06:29 PM

Also (bad news), that stretch is most effective for young dancers who are still growing. Once you're done with puberty, your turnout is likely limited by your bone structure and not by your muscles. For those people (like me) the frog stretch is useless at best and harmful if you overdo it. Remember - stretching should be uncomfortable, but NEVER painful.