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Stretching, Soreness, Splits?

by admin on November 30, 2009

Okay, so I go to a jazz class every week. Me and my friend got an extra class yesterday, and I loved it because we had one-on-one time with our teacher. So I learned a new part of the dance that I missed on Wednesday and we do this body roll up (hopefully you know what I’m talking about) from laying down. So I was getting really close and we had to go. Today my abdominal area is sooooo sore. Like it hurts to laugh or sneeze. I just wanted to know that if I kept dancing/exercising while its sore… will it make it easier for the next time or just end up hurting me more?
I also want to know, if stretching every other day other than everyday is as effective for getting splits. This is my first year back to dancing, by the way. My goal is to get my right leg splits (and possible left leg) by the end of the summer (I’m taking a private ballet class and regular jazz class).
Thanks for any answers!! =D

Soreness is painful, but good! Haha.
It means your abs are getting stronger.
So that means, most likely in a few days it won’t hurt as much.
You need to maybe strech your stomach muscles though.
I know it sounds weird, but when your sore is the best time to strech.
Because your muscles will get use to the feeling of being overworked.
About the splits,
take it from me, I’ve been dancing since I was a 2 years old.
And just this year I was able to get my splits! Haha.
Streching every other day is a good idea, because you don’t want to overstrech and pull a muscle [ouch!].
So just continue streching your splits every other day, and maybe each day go down a little farther [of course it'll hurt a little more, but you'll know your a little bit closer to reaching your goal.]

Good luck!

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