Confused btw article and Stretching Scientifically

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Confused btw article and Stretching Scientifically

Postby REG » Feb 02, 2011 01:03

In the Stretching Scientifically book on pg. 112, or around there, "To sum it all up, you cannot do the side split without a combination of rotating your thighs outward or tilting the pelvis forward. The outward rotation or the forward tilt (hip flexion) unwinds capsular ligaments of the hip, among them the pubofemoral ligament, which resists excessive abduction. Spreading the legs without these additional movements twists and tightens the ligaments of the hip and pushes up the neck of the femur into the cartilage collar at the upper edge of the hip socket. For persons who have coxa vara (less than 135° angle between the neck and shaft of the femur), abducting the thigh without tilting the pelvis jams the greater trochanter against the hipbone above the acetabulum (hip joint cavity)."

But on the second column he says:

"To sum it all up, you cannot do the side split without either rotating your thighs outward or tilting the pelvis forward. The outward rotation or the forward tilt (hip flexion) unwinds capsular ligaments of the hip, among them the pubofemoral ligament, which resists excessive abduction. Spreading the legs without these additional movements twists and tightens the ligaments of the hip and pushes up the neck of the femur into the cartilage collar at the upper edge of the hip socket. For persons who have coxa vara (less than 135° angle between the neck and shaft of the femur), abducting the thigh without tilting the pelvis jams the greater trochanter against the hipbone above the acetabulum (hip joint cavity)."

So, which one is correct?

Also, how is it even possible to rotate your thighs outward when doing a side split with toes pointing forward (either isometric or relaxed versions)?

I am very confused about all this, and I would be deeply grateful to anyone who can help clarify this for me.
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Re: Confused btw article and Stretching Scientifically

Postby Muhammad » Mar 23, 2012 18:34

dude , where is the difference !!???
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Re: Confused btw article and Stretching Scientifically

Postby Thomas Kurz » Mar 24, 2012 09:55

REG wrote:So, which one is correct?


The top one is more correct. Neither the rotation of thighs nor tilting of the pelvis is “all or nothing.” In the first case there is more of “this” and in the second more of “that.”

REG wrote:Also, how is it even possible to rotate your thighs outward when doing a side split with toes pointing forward


Do it and you will know how.
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