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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Bendy....

... so part of karate is stretching. We do the splits and the butterfly stretch nearly every class. And over the past two years, I've gotten increasingly flexible. I've seriously not been this flexible since I was a kid. And over the past few weeks, I've noticed that I can get lower and lower into the splits. My new goal is to be the first adult on the splits board. And these aren't cheerleader splits. These are Chinese splits. Or that's what we used to call them when I was a child. The only hang-up I'm having with being able to do them completely is that my outer hips lock up and hurt when I try to push myself. So I'm trying to stretch that area out, too. If you have any ideas on how to best stretch that, let me know! Am damn competitive!

3 Comments:

Blogger Judy in Indiana said...

aaron might just like the bendy new you! Maybe he has some stretching ideas he's like to try.

7:33 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

practice them in my hot tub. one leg on each side. the hot water will help you keep you hips relaxed. :)

8:47 PM

 
OpenID ispeakbeanish said...

Those unexpected benefits are always nice little bonuses aren't they!

11:15 PM

 

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