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How do you use these, what are they what do they do x
By live_life_dancemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 11529, member since Mon Mar 28, 2005
On Sat Jul 12, 2008 04:56 PM
Edited by live_life_dance (126847) on 2008-07-12 16:57:19

What is the elastic around her legs,
what do they do and how do you use them, how do you get them to sit correct on your legs, I have a theraband but dont know how to use it in this way,
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edit. is there a way i can use a theraband to assist me in stretching my box splits, or are therabands not even to help with stretching?...

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12 Replies to How do you use these, what are they what do they do x

re: How do you use these, what are they what do they do x
By lee_britt Comments: 2071, member since Mon Aug 29, 2005
On Sat Jul 12, 2008 09:58 PM
Yeah, I use a theraband like that. Just hold it in place with your toes and set it across your lower back.
re: How do you use these, what are they what do they do x
By hamfistPremium member Comments: 5594, member since Fri Dec 24, 2004
On Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:30 AM
All I know is that these sort of "must have gimmick items" will not be seen in use in Russian, Ukraine, Chinese, Mongolian or similar trainer's rooms. "Grassy" in Germany and arguably the best trainer of contortionists in Europe uses the old and well tried system as well.

"Gimmick" items are not what achieves flexibility; determination and dedication to gentle stretching will get you there without injury.

Ian
re: How do you use these, what are they what do they do x
By live_life_dancemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 11529, member since Mon Mar 28, 2005
On Sun Jul 13, 2008 05:37 AM
What is their purpose though?...
Do they pull your legs into split position? x
re: How do you use these, what are they what do they do x
By miraclefrmheavnmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 2068, member since Mon Jun 02, 2008
On Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:59 PM
Edited by begstretcher2008 (197101) on 2008-07-15 00:00:33
Honestly, I haven't a clue how you would use those foot thingys. I do have a theraband, but do not use it in that fashion. I sure would hate to have to use the bathroom in a rush and have those contraptions on my feet. LOL!!!!
re: How do you use these, what are they what do they do x
By sugarfairy_member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1529, member since Sat Feb 09, 2008
On Thu Jul 17, 2008 02:17 PM
It pulls your legs more into the stretch. I use my theraband this way, but I'm far from a middle split like that, so I can't tell whether it helps or not
re: How do you use these, what are they what do they do x
By Dance_Star5member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 687, member since Sun Jan 21, 2007
On Mon Jul 21, 2008 02:58 PM
Although I'm not sure what it's for, it looks a bit like one of these www.dancedirect.com . . .

It says: "This classic physic-therapeutical training belt with strong pull is excellent to flex muscles, and to increase fitness, strength and flexibility. This belt is used by professional dancer's throughout the world primarily for increased leg flexibility."
re: How do you use these, what are they what do they do x
By Legwarmermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 5734, member since Mon Sep 26, 2005
On Wed Jul 23, 2008 01:33 PM
I'm just wondering how she got herself into that position.

Although... for a flexible dancer, nowadays every possible movement seems possible.
re: How do you use these, what are they what do they do x
By hamfistPremium member Comments: 5594, member since Fri Dec 24, 2004
On Wed Jul 23, 2008 01:36 PM
^^^^^

"This belt is used by professional dancer's throughout the world" - a typical advertising comment!

Ian
re: How do you use these, what are they what do they do x
By groovygranmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 12545, member since Mon Jan 19, 2004
On Wed Jul 23, 2008 02:03 PM
Edited by groovygran (82337) on 2008-07-23 14:04:40
Know plenty of professional dancers who have got their flexability by sheer determination and work ...not with these things
Never seen any in or used a dance academy

These gimmicks can cause more harm than good

Mama DD's xxx
re: How do you use these, what are they what do they do x
By jacque_curran Comments: 40, member since Sat Aug 02, 2008
On Tue Aug 12, 2008 01:29 PM
I think the theraband thing adds resistant
or whatever so it makes you get more of a stretch.

Thera bands are also good for strengthing
you ankles. I have to before i start pointe.
re: How do you use these, what are they what do they do x
By rhythmicgymnchic Comments: 31, member since Thu Jul 03, 2008
On Tue Aug 12, 2008 01:57 PM
i use those in dance all the time. they help in a lot of ways. the way she is using it in the picture is working her muscles more than stretching. becuase she has to hold her legs there intsead of letting the theraband snap her legs back together.
re: How do you use these, what are they what do they do x
By Stufumember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2170, member since Wed Apr 07, 2004
On Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:54 AM
I think they are called Deuserbands... It was discussed on the ballet board before.

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