I had been working towards a flat split on my left side by 31 December 2019, however, despite lots of hard work, it didn't happen. My measurement on 31 December was 197 degrees (on tiles) on both sides. Since Aerial Divas reopened and I'm back to carpet, I'm not sliding as far, so my right split appears to have regressed (although it actually hasn't), but my left has dropped nicely.
Moving in 2020, I am working towards having a flat split on both sides by 31 December 2020.
Right Leg Forward: this is about 199 degrees, after one and a half hours of active flex and split specific stretching. It's not my lowest measurement, however I recently realised that I tend to measure lower at home because I have to take my photographs on tiles, so I slide a little further than when I am on the carpet at Aerial Divas. However, my right leg progress has consistently been below 200 degrees for three weeks or so now, so I'm happy with that.
Left Leg Forward: this is at 193 degrees; again, not my lowest, but the lowest measurement taken on carpet. I notice the largest fluctuation in my splits on this side, but it is consistently my more flexible side, not just in splits but in other shapes too. This measurement was also taken after an hour and a half of active flex and split specific stretching. I have the blocks further forward than is recommended so I can measure my angles. If I have them under my shoulders, I can't see how close I am to the floor, although I do know that if I turn out, I could touch the floor. However, while I'm stretching, I really work hard not to turn out and lose my form. On the stage, if I was splitting, I would probably turn out, but it would still look amazing to the audience.
You don't find the willpower - you create it.
Me With No Apologies.