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Doing them Splits ?
« on: Wed, 31 October 2018, 12:04:19 »
So, it looks cool..

But is this like, a skill a wild human would've acquired ?


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Re: Doing them Splits ?
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 31 October 2018, 13:30:35 »
They could have been climbing between two trees to get a coconut down and the trees gradualy bowed outwards as they went up?  Other than that, I don't think so :))
                               
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Re: Doing them Splits ?
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 31 October 2018, 20:44:56 »
Unlikely as they didn't have trucks in the wild.

Or in prehistoric times.
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Re: Doing them Splits ?
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 31 October 2018, 21:04:20 »
Unlikely as they didn't have trucks in the wild.

Or in prehistoric times.


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Re: Doing them Splits ?
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 01 November 2018, 13:14:15 »
Playing video backwards? Do you think that he started in the extended position and raised from it.  That would explain the trucks going in reverse; something near impossible while hooked up to a trailer.

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Re: Doing them Splits ?
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 01 November 2018, 13:28:34 »
I don't think those are articulated trailers as they look very close to the cab, if not they're just a big van in terms of steering.  Either that or that's the amazing invention they're tryng to showcase?  Backwards or not it's a pretty crazy place to be demonstrating doing the splits!
                               
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Re: Doing them Splits ?
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 01 November 2018, 13:31:28 »
Either way, I agree that it could cause a lot of Van-Damage.

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Re: Doing them Splits ?
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 01 November 2018, 17:20:43 »
Playing video backwards? Do you think that he started in the extended position and raised from it.  That would explain the trucks going in reverse; something near impossible while hooked up to a trailer.
Not a trick, these have computer assisted reverse and this was their way of showing it off.
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Re: Doing them Splits ?
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 01 November 2018, 17:27:35 »
Playing video backwards? Do you think that he started in the extended position and raised from it.  That would explain the trucks going in reverse; something near impossible while hooked up to a trailer.
Not a trick, these have computer assisted reverse and this was their way of showing it off.

It that's true, and I trust your judgement, I can now resume my practice of doing splits between trucks driving backwards. Three cheers for Swedish technology!

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Re: Doing them Splits ?
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 01 November 2018, 17:42:16 »
Tesla trucks are going to be awesome.. !!

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Re: Doing them Splits ?
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 09 November 2018, 16:13:16 »
My understanding is that the side split is only possible with the toes pointed up because the hips have to be in external rotation to abduct that much, but somehow Van Damme is able to do it in that video with not only his toes forward, but his heels down (meaning he also has incredible ankle flexibility too).

I think whether "wild humans" would have discovered this movement is dependent on their individual anthropometry. I'd probably break my hip socks and tear my hip adductors trying to so side splits, but others have no issues. I imagine early ape people probably had better flexibility.

I also did not realize that video is five years old.