The Oversplit Leg Mount - Free PDF

One particular stretch that is has been popping up more and more on our Instagram and Facebook feeds that has us very, very worried, is the overspilt side mount. Young dance students are taking the leg past its natural range of motion, and often right behind their neck or upper back. We are concerned that the student, their parents or even their teachers do not fully understand the risks that are involved with repeatedly performing this particular move. We are seeing more and more hip injuries related to this kind of over-stretching, and so we wanted to write an article explaining exactly what is going on in the hip joint, so that everyone has more information and can train more safely.


Flexibility Resources

If you are looking to delve deeper into this topic, check out the following programs:

  • Front Splits Fast Program: This program translates therapeutic techniques for improving Fascial Mobility and Neural Tension into easy to do exercises that can enable instant changes in your flexibility without the risk of damage through over stretching.
  • Level Two Online Flexibility Intensive: If you are a dance teacher, this is the perfect continued education course for you. During this course you will understand the multifactorial nature to flexibility training. You will also explore safe ways of assessing exactly where each individual is restricted in order to create the most effective program.
  • Level Three Online Flexibility Intensive on 'How to Train Extreme Mobility Safely'This workshop will help you assess your students in detail and be able to offer them effective techniques in a logical clear order to get them on the way to achieving THEIR optimal flexibility. It is also for teachers who are concerned at the extreme positions young dancers are wanting to work into, as it gives you safe guidelines on how to guide their development.