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*Backcatches*......When an inch feels like a mile...
By sky_dancer_2010member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 190, member since Sat Nov 10, 2007
On Wed Sep 15, 2010 06:29 PM
2 Image(s) detached by oz_helen (35388) on 2010-09-16 05:11:38 Removed for safety. Please do not wear shorts in stretching photos.

does anyone have any tips on how i can get it fully straight? I can do a split and arch back and grab my foot fine, but for some reason a back catch doesn't seem to work =[

4 Replies to *Backcatches*......When an inch feels like a mile...

re: *Backcatches*......When an inch feels like a mile... (karma: 1)
By DancingBeanermember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2092, member since Wed Feb 02, 2005
On Wed Sep 15, 2010 08:07 PM
In your backcatch you have to be holding your leg, not your foot, to be able to get your leg straight. So try catching your leg somewhere between your knee and ankle instead. It might be a little more difficult at first, but you'll get it!

Take a look at this pic to get an idea:

Image hotlink - 'http://api.ning.com/files/bqb5aZNPRCVVZK-cQ8YH63rZQADoXLoFHBeWF4cy28TmZ55uHkN0q2RdgOPc7A7ZAKUn0Z-Y5YI8RA7K9LpifI9LTVR0PUKI/backcatch4.jpg'
re: *Backcatches*......When an inch feels like a mile...
By leanne100 Comments: 409, member since Fri Apr 02, 2010
On Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:50 AM
Wow this is really good
You must streach all the time!!!!
:D
=P
re: *Backcatches*......When an inch feels like a mile...
By MisterMistermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 1063, member since Sat Apr 10, 2004
On Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:36 AM
Looks really great!

MisterMister
re: *Backcatches*......When an inch feels like a mile...
By hamfistPremium member Comments: 5594, member since Fri Dec 24, 2004
On Thu Sep 30, 2010 02:35 PM
To get a successful back catch you need exercises to progress as follows:

1. Do standard splits getting hips properly square, and hold the splits in total comfort (without difficulty).

2. Do slight over splits of 6 ins or 15cm until you can and hold the oversplit easily.

3. In the oversplits do backbends with head brushing your rear thigh.

4. On the floor in a chest stand, do overhead splits, the same position as a back catch but not standing.

5. Then you are ready to stand and do the back catch.

6. But if your shoulders are not flexible enough to be able to grasp the raised leg at the knee then shoulder exercises will need to be done.

Ian

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