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Tried the Butterfly Stretch, but Everything is so Tight!

Hi all

I tried the butterfly stretch and my knees sit at 45 degrees in that position. With great effort (someone standing on both my thighs) it can barely touch the ground. What muscles are tight? What are the drawbacks from this and what is the best way to rectify this problem? All help greatly appreciated.

GW

hey don’t force it to touch the ground like that (someone standing on both your thighs) , its dangerous …
It could be a lot of places you can be tight – the hips , the adductors and groin.
Mobility is progressive , you can’t do it make or break style.