Open Front Split is a front split variation, which relied on the flexibility of the inner thighs first and hamstrings. Open front split requires the hips to be one in front of the other. This split is often compared to the True Front Split, where the hips are squired.
This split variation is often used for various dance elements such as Ponche, martial arts elements such as kicking, figure skating elements such as Illusion Spin and many other skills in various sports and disciplines.
Many people perform this split largely from the flexibility of their inner hamstrings on the lead leg. This allows the hips to get to the floor in a split, but places a lot of stress on the front leg, and on the lower back if one would try to sit up right. This often leads to injuries when the split is transferred over into skills.
Virtualy all hip muscles are stretched, when the Open Front Split is performed. Each one must be taken care of separately, and this is one of the key points of Zaichik Stretching Techniques (formerly known as Zaichik Stretching Techniques).
How to Achieve an Open Front Split
The Zaichik Stretching Method:
- Isolates muscles actions one by one.
- Takes care of the ones that are tighter first.
- Allows easier focus since you are working on one specific area at a time.
- No pushing or bouncing is necessary, not even a partner.
- Pain is not present at all.
- Totally safe, since it was designed according to what is natural for the body.
- Gains are permanent and steady.
- It is very enjoyable to do, and feels more like a workout.
- Results are visible right away since the stretch reflex is avoided.
Contents of the Program
The program contains 3 videos:
- Video with follow along routines plus explanations before each exercise (duration: 46 minutes)
- Video without explanations to follow along without interruptions.
- Video containing only the explanations for the Zaichik Stretching Techniques for quick reference and review.
The videos contain subtitles for better understanding of the techniques and to make it easier for those who need help in understanding the spoken language.
The program sections are as follows:
Mobility exercises for each joint, to keep your joints healthy and lubricated.
Specific warmup exercises to gradually prepare your body for a split.
Zaichik Stretching Techniques for each muscle involved in a split, so that your flexibility improves right away without pain.
Extended Length Conditioning exercises, so that you not only become flexible but strong as well.
Reciprocal Inhibition Techniques, for functional flexibility.
Bonus! Track Your Progress with Stretch180
Follow along the program and measure your progress using our free online application at Stretch180.com. For each workout take a picture of your split and upload it. The application will measure your split angle and give you the date for your Full Split.
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