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A 18-year-old member asked:

i am also a dancer and when i sit in my split my toe like curls is there anyway i can makenit better?

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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Maybe: You may need to stretch more, but this is probably something a dance instructor can help you with.
Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
No split sitting!: Sitting in a split will not improve your flexibility any more than doing it for 20 or 30 seconds at a time. Dynamic warm up (i.e. Grand plié) will help to warm and lengthen your muscles. Sitting in a stretch is more likely to loosen your ligaments-dangerous because you cannot muscularly control this flexibility when dancing. Check out www.Iadms.Org and www.Pama.Org for dance medicine specialists.
Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
No split sitting!: Sitting in a split will not improve your flexibility any more than doing it for 20 or 30 seconds at a time. Dynamic warm up (i.e. Grand plié) will help to warm and lengthen your muscles. Sitting in a stretch is more likely to loosen your ligaments-dangerous because you cannot muscularly control this flexibility when dancing. Check out www.Iadms.Org and www.Pama.Org for dance medicine specialists.
Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
No split sitting!: Sitting in a split will not improve your flexibility any more than doing it for 20 or 30 seconds at a time. Dynamic warm up (i.e. Grand plié) will help to warm and lengthen your muscles. Sitting in a stretch is more likely to loosen your ligaments-dangerous because you cannot muscularly control this flexibility when dancing. Check out www.Iadms.Org and www.Pama.Org for dance medicine specialists.

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