madkyle saidI could do splits when I was younger but never practiced it after that. Then I probably spent a whole afternoon watching Van Damme movies, so now I really want to be able to do that again, haha. I've been doing various stretching exercises (30 seconds each, twice) for about 15-20 minutes per day for about a week. Is that the right way to go? How long will it approximately take me? I'm still about 11 inches above the ground, sigh.
As you've matured, it's possible your pelvis and hips have formed in such a way as to make splits impractical. You may be risking dislocation.
I've got a split that goes to about seven inches from the floor. Lower than that and I know my femur will pop out of the socket.
Splits aren't for everyone. Even ballerinas deal with major hip and pelvis issues (including dislocation and eventual disability).
Keep working on flexibility, but don't push yourself beyond your physical limitations for an arbitrary and likely useless goal.