View Full Version : Stretching routine for doing the splits?
05-02-2006, 06:48 PM
One of my random fitness goals is to be able to do the splits. The problem is I have no idea what would be a proper stretching routine for achieving this goal. Since the beginning of the year, I have been doing the splits as low as I can go, holding it for 25 seconds, and repeating this 3 times, with about a 30 second break in between stretches. I do this every day right before I go to bed. It has been nearly 4 months since I started and I haven't noticed much progress. Is this something that takes an incredibly long time to do, or do I need a better routine for this? Any guys who can now do the splits (but couldn't before) like to comment?
05-02-2006, 06:57 PM
I just stumbled upon this a moment ago ... http://www.trickstutorials.com/index.php?page=content/flx3
05-02-2006, 11:19 PM
go here check this stuff out, like 2 yrs ago i tried this w/ chairs except i used a computer chair with wheels and a table that were equal height and i would push myselfout and hold it and do 4 sets of 30 i got to doing the splits after like a couple weeks
05-03-2006, 05:21 AM
That's a great site Built! Thanks!
I'm sure you don't want to shell out the $$, but Pavel's books on flexibility are good. I bought his original book on stretching (I think it's called "Superstretching", but I can't find it right now) - it's definately worth it. Unfortunately, he's added a few things here and there and now sells the material as two separate books "Relax into Stretch" and "Superjoints" - both are good, but pricey IMO.
05-03-2006, 01:10 PM
Stretching Scientifically (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0940149451/sr=8-1/qid=1146683361/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-9029976-3807111?%5Fencoding=UTF8) by Kurz is great. It took me 10 months to reach full side splits.
Awesome site Built...
For free Internet info.. that's the best I've seen for stretching.. just wish they had a better model.. something more feminine... LOL
05-05-2006, 01:01 PM
My hip flexibility has improving rapidly over the past two weeks since I have to step over a waist high kid (dog) barrier to get anywhere in my apartment.
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