Splits

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    Nov 25, 2008 3:05 PM GMT
    Hey guys so i just wanna know can a grown man like me with a bit of muscle learn or train to do the splits just had a thought that it would be fun to learn. Well hope yall can help

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  • Timbales

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    Nov 25, 2008 3:37 PM GMT
    Lots of stretching. I had a fill-in instructor for kickboxing that had a nice build and was amazing flexible.
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    Nov 25, 2008 4:33 PM GMT
    stretch for half an hour a day every day. in a few months you will be able to do the splits.

    stretching hurts if it doesnt hurt you aren't doing it right.
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    Nov 25, 2008 5:37 PM GMT
    true- but there's a difference between bearably sore and unbearably painful- obviously, let it 'hurt so good' but don't force the stretches or you'll do damage. slow and easy's the way- it takes time but the cumulative effect of practicing every day will get u there. make sure you warm up a bit first- its dangerous to stretch cold muscles.

    taking a good yoga class helps too
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    Nov 25, 2008 6:24 PM GMT
    yoga, yoga, yoga! You could also take karate as well.
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    Nov 25, 2008 6:25 PM GMT
    Um, OUCH!!!!

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    Check this out.....

    http://www.runtheplanet.com/trainingracing/stretching/chap4-splits.asp
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    Nov 25, 2008 7:02 PM GMT
    Hmmm, I wonder If I can learn how to flex/strech all the way down there? icon_idea.gificon_twisted.gif
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    Nov 25, 2008 7:39 PM GMT
    Kozmeka saidHmmm, I wonder If I can learn how to flex/strech all the way down there? icon_idea.gificon_twisted.gif


    They have inflatable dildos for that. icon_twisted.gif
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    Nov 25, 2008 8:10 PM GMT
    HighVoltageGuy said
    Kozmeka saidHmmm, I wonder If I can learn how to flex/strech all the way down there? icon_idea.gificon_twisted.gif


    They have inflatable dildos for that. icon_twisted.gif
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    Nov 25, 2008 8:18 PM GMT
    HighVoltageGuy and a1972guy. You guys made me laugh so hard at work. I even got pictures in my head!.

    Sounds to me like someone already has look into this and the a1972guy watched you do it! So did it work? Shit, I get cramps all the time lol! I kid I kid!!!

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    Nov 25, 2008 8:35 PM GMT
    Well Koz, I originally started off with the infatable butt plug and have now gradually worked myself up to a very large witches hat. icon_razz.gif
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    Nov 25, 2008 8:40 PM GMT
    Kozmeka saidHighVoltageGuy and a1972guy. You guys made me laugh so hard at work. I even got pictures in my head!.

    Sounds to me like someone already has look into this and the a1972guy watched you do it! So did it work? Shit, I get cramps all the time lol! I kid I kid!!!




    Just watch the lungs ok!!!
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    Nov 25, 2008 8:50 PM GMT
    I'll never look at a construction cone in the same way ever again.
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    Nov 25, 2008 9:20 PM GMT
    lmfao
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    Nov 26, 2008 6:42 AM GMT
    Wrong forum guys, traffic cones are used for squats not splits
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    Nov 26, 2008 5:33 PM GMT
    a1972guy saidUm, OUCH!!!!

    over-extrended-splits.jpg


    Check this out.....

    http://www.runtheplanet.com/trainingracing/stretching/chap4-splits.asp


    I know a girl who had her hip broken like that. she was being stretched by a teacher prior to a balet audition and had her leg on a chair and in a split and her hips broke.
  • DCEric

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    Nov 26, 2008 5:54 PM GMT
    chungo44 saidWrong forum guys, traffic cones are used for squats not splits


    win. thread over.
  • gallus81

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    Nov 30, 2008 6:51 AM GMT
    http://www.cmcrossroads.com/bradapp/docs/rec/stretching/

    for a comprehensive understanding of stretching and flexing, or

    http://www.amazon.com/Stretching-Scientifically-Flexibility-Training-Revision/dp/0940149451/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1206421562&sr=8-1

    for a good read by a guy who knows a fair bit about the subject


    interestingly neither discuss the topic of traffic cones or dildos ...
  • stef_30

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    Jul 18, 2009 8:46 AM GMT
    hi,
    If you work 5 days every week you win in flexibility, I think the most important you dont force.
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    Jul 19, 2009 10:16 PM GMT
    Oh absolutely, we need photographic evidence!
  • shirty

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    Jul 27, 2009 7:52 PM GMT
    You can definitely learn to do the splits! Some great suggestions have already been mentioned here, but you basically have to do the stretches every day. (I recommend twice a day for 15-20 mins).

    Also, assuming you do weight training, it's important to stretch immediately afterwards - even if you only have time for 5 minutes. The strength training actually counteracts the stretching, so if you don't combine the two you lose a lot of mobility.

    Yoga is great, but you won't be able to do the splits just from doing yoga. The stretches are more specific than a yoga class can provide.

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    Jul 27, 2009 8:23 PM GMT
    From my experience as a former dancer who now does a lot of yoga, some guys can eventually do the splits (sometimes just one leg and not the other...for me straddle splits are the hardest) and some can't. Whether you ultimately are able to do full splits or not, getting limber will help with all sports and help decrease the chance of injury. Good luck!
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    Aug 10, 2009 6:18 PM GMT
    if u stretch for a bit every day, u'll be able to do a split but prob just on one leg. that means putting only one leg in front, usually ur best leg. some people can never do a middle split because they start stretching too late and u have to manipulate ur hip structure to be able to do one properly! b.t.w going through the pain of stretching just to do a split for the sake of doing one, e.g to show off, is pointless and a waste of time. a split doesnt really impress n e one coz a lot of people can do them! if u need to be flexible for a sport like kickboxing, then it's worth stretching.
    p.s. u'll never be able to do what im doing in my pic ('that thing that the pussycat dolls girl does') coz u have to start stretching at a much younger age!...(in case u were wondering)
  • Joeyphx444

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    Aug 14, 2009 12:05 AM GMT
    sam1210 saidif u stretch for a bit every day, u'll be able to do a split but prob just on one leg. that means putting only one leg in front, usually ur best leg. some people can never do a middle split because they start stretching too late and u have to manipulate ur hip structure to be able to do one properly! b.t.w going through the pain of stretching just to do a split for the sake of doing one, e.g to show off, is pointless and a waste of time. a split doesnt really impress n e one coz a lot of people can do them! if u need to be flexible for a sport like kickboxing, then it's worth stretching.
    p.s. u'll never be able to do what im doing in my pic ('that thing that the pussycat dolls girl does') coz u have to start stretching at a much younger age!...(in case u were wondering)


    Oh please, don't act like it's too late or you're so special cuz a young age story.

    I took gymnastics when I was very young and I was naturally a little more flexible (some people are) I didn't do anything really for like 10 yrs and I got into stretching last year and have really increased my flexibility. I am SOO close to doing a split. I am short, and maybe that helps, but I think by doing it every day for a half and hour and holding stretches for about 30 seconds, anyone can be flexible. Don't forget LOTS of water and eating fruits and veggies. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 14, 2009 12:32 AM GMT
    chungo44 saidWrong forum guys, traffic cones are used for squats not splits


    OMG! icon_eek.gif