I saw how much you enjoyed my “How to do a headstand” video and wanted to do a similar one working on your flexibility. I thought I should redo my old video that I did in front of Tower Bridge in London at the 2012 Olympics! My new video shows you 9 steps towards getting your side splits. Here’s what they are:
1. Leg Kicks – dynamic warm up to get your hammies loosened and blood flowing
2. Jumping Jacks – get your muscles warm
3. Long Lunge – make sure to do both sides for the rest of the stretches!
4. Hip Flexor Stretch
5. Leaning Hamstring Stretch
9. Lying Hamstring Stretch
Things to note: Make sure your hips are square and that your back knee is directly on the mat or the floor. It’s ok if you can’t get down that low! Use your hands to help you go up higher and go down lower to the floor. Try to hold each stretch for at least 30 seconds! You’ll get better each time. It may take weeks, months, or over a year to get the splits. The most important thing is that you practice, practice, PRACTICE! Gaining flexibility is a slow process. So embrace the journey :)
If you guys wanna see my 2012 follow along version of “How to do the splits” here it is!
What do you want to learn how to do next? Let me know below!