Jul 31, 2012 1:54 AM GMT
I am very inflexible. I want to be able to do splits. What strecthes should I be doing to get to that point? Side and front splits
IzzyMuscle saidA really effective one is your butt against the wall, legs on each side of the wall, and letting gravity pull them down.
robbee333 saidYou guys are harsh.... i was hoping for a few tips myself....aaahhh
DOMINUS saidYou will need a leg splitter/spreader, which any good martial arts supplier carries (you can also order this online). I used one when I was learning martial arts, and it allowed me to do full leg splits. Another method, which is as effective but a bit more dangerous, is standing on two chairs that are as wide apart as you can handle, and then gradually increasing the distance between them as you become more and more flexible. Good luck.
Youngin06 said How to do splits?After two months of extensive research, I have concluded that the BEST way to do splits is to start by buying bananas.
BlackCat90 saidI've written on this several times so I just copied and pasted what I said from another thread :
There's one of two ways to help with flexibility
Choice A: The easy but long way; stand up with your legs apart and keep pushing yourself down as far as you can go. DON'T GO BEYOND YOUR LIMIT....you can tear your hamstrings. You won't reach the floor in one night but you should notice progress within a week. You should do this for about 30 minutes for a month. You'll notice a big difference
Choice B: The hard but quick way *the way I got mine as a kid*; Warm up by doing some running. Then when your legs are warmed up, sit with your back against a wall and have someone push your legs until they both touch the wall and have someone sit on your back for about 40 minutes. You will cry from excruciating pain so make sure you have a box of Kleenex near by. You should notice a difference very quickly.
I'd recommend choice A