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SpecialK
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?

Built
05-02-2006, 06:57 PM
I just stumbled upon this a moment ago ... http://www.trickstutorials.com/index.php?page=content/flx3

JHolmes145
05-02-2006, 11:19 PM
http://www.robvandam.com/vandamlift.shtml

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

Sensei
05-03-2006, 05:21 AM
That's a great site Built! Thanks!

Special K,
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.

bdckr
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.

Bob
05-05-2006, 12:15 PM
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

MixmasterNash
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.