Hi! Any tips on getting a tilt or second-position extension? I'm flexible enough with my middle splits but holding it is the hard part.
Hi! Well basically you just have to do loads and loads of strengthening exercises!
I recommend you do lots of leg lifts. There are lots of variations on these to work different parts of your legs. The most basic way is just to lie on your side, lift your top leg and pulse it up and down until you feeeeeeel the burn!!! You can also do this standing, lift your leg as though you were going to do a tilt, but don’t extend it fully. Then put it down, then lift it up again, then put it down etc. On your first day doing this, count until you really feel like you want to stop. Do this same number of reps every day for a week and then increase it by 10 for the next week. You can also try getting some ankle weights which make it harder to lift your leg.
Another great way to strengthen is to extend into the tilt position (whatever you have at the moment, don’t worry if it’s no where near) and hold it. You could time yourself, or try to get to a certain point in one of your favourite songs. As with the reps above, increase holding time every week.
Strengthening can be pretty boring and it can really burn!!! But keep doing it and you will get stronger. Best of luck and I hope some of this helps you :)