You may believe that flexibility is something you either have or don’t have, but it can be learnt!
With regular practice and dedication, you’ll be able to touch your toes in no time; perhaps even do the splits. That would make for a great party trick!
If you want to learn how to do the splits- here are some helpful tips! (That you can read, and mostly likely “Forget”)
Make sure your muscles are warm (jogging, jumping, rowing prior to stretching.)
Before trying a split, make sure all muscles involved in the split (glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, hip flexors) are warm and have been stretched.
If you have a chance, have a warm shower before you stretch – that will be ideal as it is warming and relaxing for your muscles. Or go to warmer room/studio. Don’t compare yourself to others, everyone is different.
3 x 20-minute sessions per week are better than one 60-minute session per week
Hold a pose for 30-60 seconds, change side and repeat three rounds.
Consistency is key. Don’t push too hard. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Stretch slowly and gently, listen to your body.