So I know what I need to do to be able to get my splits, and I'm stretching and practicing for them every day. That's manageable. But my scorpion is a whole different battle. I've done some research and I need to work on my shoulder and back strength and flexibility, and open up my hip flexors a bit, but without a coach it's difficult to get the positioning. I took some pictures so you can see what I've got at the minute.
From looking at these photos, I can see that my hips aren't squared and my leg is pushed out to the side. Another thing I found is that I can't reach my leg with the opposite (left) hand when I'm bringing my leg up behind me. I know I need to work on my back flexibility for this but, yet again, it's difficult without a coach.
This is a scorpion as I'm attempting to get (more from dance, not cheer).
That's about as much as I can explain. If you have any tips at all, I would be so grateful if you could help me. If you know someone who might be able to help, please share this around as I need as much help as I can with it. Just drop a comment down below :)
Thank you in advance!