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Question: How do you do the splits :)!?


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Wear clothes that allow you to stretch eg: tracksuit, leotard, swimming costume, shorts etc!.

Watch TV, or read a book because this passes by the time while you are stretching, this will distract you from the pain and allow you to stay in the same position without getting too bored!.

Spread your legs as wide as they will go, and sit with them wide for 10-15 minutes!.

Use something to hold your legs in that wide position such as something heavy and wide like a dresser, a wall, or a person(who slowly widens them with his/her legs)!.

Stand every 10-15 minutes and allow the pain from the stretch to wear off!.

Get stretched faster and do more stretches for the same amount of time!.

Repeat the process and allow your self to stretch wider each time for more minutes (25)at least!.

Remember to breath deeply and stretch more on exhales
Avoid bouncing and rocking into position or having someone painfully force the stretch!. You could tear or damage tendons, ligaments and muscles!.

Read this guide on how to do the splits in 3 weeks http://drillobsession!.com/2006/09/03/fle!.!.!. It provides a week by week schedule with specific steps and a list of very effective stretches!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Do stretches daily and you'll eventully get there!. To do forwards splits put one leg out in front of you and touch your toes with the other leg kneel down and keep trying to touch the floor with it out flat!. Soon enough you'll get there!.
To do box splits stand up and keep moving your feet further and further apart until you can touch the floor with your hands!. get as close as you can sitting on the floor and hold for 10 seconds!. Repeat a few times everyday but remember to stretch beforehand!

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if you are not used to stretching hard like this just start with your feet one right in front of the other!.!.!. slide down until you can feel it starting to hurt!. (dont push yourself!. if you wait to long to stop sliding it may hurt alot, or you could possibly pull a muscle!) just sit there!.!. for a minute or two!. if you find your leges accidentally sliding apart more, and it doesnt hurt, just let yourself slide again (not too much remember!) because that means your bpdy is loosened up enough to go farther!. do this everyday, but with each day, try to slide just a bit farther that the day before!. dont be too frustrated it could take weeks and weeks to go all the way down into a split! you can do both legs each dy too if you would like!. next, you can try a middle split in the same way!. but keep your butt, and feet touching a wall at the same time, so you can know you are doing it right!. it is better to be completely straight, but high off the ground, than it is to be more that half-way through, and on the ground!. do this everyday also, and someday your hips will both touch the ground and it will be a straight line from big toe, to big toe!.

wow!. that was lengthy!.!.!. i hope that helped! good luck!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

well i just kept practicing and going down further each time!. it helps to sit down in front of a couch and lean back with your legs speard out like you are stretching and have someone keep pushing your legs back till it hurts then stay like that till the pain goes away and then keep going!. it worked for meWww@QuestionHome@Com

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You ave to stretch everyday though! What I do is I touch my toes for 5 seconds then shake it out for 5 seconds and I keep doing that for 35 seconds!. Good luck!! Oh and if you want to do the center splits, do the butterfly, but dont move your legs up and down because you could seriously hurt yourself!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

this is wat i did to get my splits:: i stretched everyday more and more and then everyday i try doin the splits and each day i would go down farther if u try this like everyday u will most likely get them =] hope u get it! hope i helpedWww@QuestionHome@Com

every day lie your legs down infront of you and hold your feet !. Keep doing this and you will beable to do them!. It took me about 7 months but!.!. i wasnt doing it every day so it will be faster if u do it for about 20 mins each day !.Www@QuestionHome@Com

It is a gradual process!. Everyday, start to do the splits and little by little you will stretch those muscles more and get closer to your goal!. Good luck!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Practice 1 hour a day!. 20 minutes in the morning, 20 minutes in the afternoon, and 20 minutes in the evening!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I can't say I know, but I tried once and it didn't end well!. My best suggestion is don't!. It is so pointless!. I think you should review your desire to push your body to holy unnatural limits!.
DON'T DO IT!Www@QuestionHome@Com

It is something you work up to!. No one can do splits overnight!.!.!. or at least most people!. Stretch a little further each day and one day you'll be able to do the splits!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

HOPE I HELPED----->CHAOS2U2001Www@QuestionHome@Com

why do you want to know so badly !? do you have your legs open alot !?

and uhh , you have to be flexible first!.!. and then it's pretty much just common sense from there!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Stretch more and more each day!. Then eventually, if you keep up with stretching, you'll be able to do the splits!. Unless you're very very old!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

keep doing it everyday, hold it for a while

and eventually you will be able to do it completely

I can do it but it doesn't go down all the way

late 20sWww@QuestionHome@Com

You have to work up to it!. Stretch a little more everyday and eventually, you'll be able to do the splits!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

As they say, stretch a bit more every day, getting lower and lower!. I had to do it for karate, to kick high!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

If your not flexible everyday try to hold your best split for about a min everyday you should get lower and lower and better!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

ok this is wat you do go to your stairs put one leg up on the stairs go all the way down i was in gymnastics and thats wat they told me wat to doWww@QuestionHome@Com

Stretch more and more each day!. Then eventually, if you keep up with stretching, you'll be able to do the splits!.

good luck


its matters
how flexable
u r but the easiest
way to do the splits
is to do it left to right

get your adrenaline going and stretch your legs out as far as you can!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

me!? very slowly spreading out legs until i'm still about two feet off the ground!. never could touch my toes with my legs straight either!.
have to keep stretching i guess!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

put one leg one way and the other in the opposite directionWww@QuestionHome@Com

stretch and constantly everyday try to do the splits and it takes time!. be patientWww@QuestionHome@Com

this site is great!!!

stretch when watchen tvWww@QuestionHome@Com

in your dreamsWww@QuestionHome@Com

spread your legs ,stretch!!!Www@QuestionHome@Com

well, u gotta be flexible to do itWww@QuestionHome@Com