How to Do the Splits

How to Do the Splits


How to Do the Splits. Before you take the ultimate flexibility challenge,
follow these important steps to prevent injury. You will need Flexibility and time to practice. Never bounce while stretching. Step 1. Warm up for at least five minutes before you
begin stretching. Step 2. Sit on the floor with your legs straight in
front of you and your ankles locked together. Raise your arms straight up and straighten
your back. Then bend over and touch your toes. Put your nose on your knees, hold the position
for 30 seconds, and then relax. Point your toes and flex while doing this
stretch. Step 3. Sit on the floor with your legs stretched
out in front of you and straddle your legs, keeping your knees straight. Stop when you feel tension, and then rest
your elbows on the floor. Hold this position for 30 seconds, and then
relax. Step 4. Stand with your ankles locked together. Step far out front of yourself with one leg
and touch the ground with the opposite knee. Straighten your front leg and touch your nose
to your knee. Hold the position for 30 seconds, and then
relax. Step 5. Repeat the lunge stretch with the opposite
leg. Step 6. Practice all three stretches at least twice
a day. Master the stretches without pain before you
attempt to do the splits. Step 7. Stand with your toes pointing forward and
one leg in front of the other. Slowly slide down into the splits. Stop if you feel pain. Get as low as you can, hold the position,
and then try again. Step 8. Do the splits daily to keep your muscles stretched
and to maintain flexibility. Did you know A committee selects the U.S.
Olympic artistic gymnasts’ team. The team evaluates the gymnasts’ performance
at Nationals, the Olympic Trials, and at training camp.