How To Do A Split

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Old 22-Feb-2009
How To Do A Split

Ballet dancers and gymnasts can do splits gracefully and effortlessly. This is because they are trained professionals, who do many exercises to keep their muscles flexible, so that they could perform the splits without a strain. You can also do splits, provided you have achieved a degree of flexibility in the muscles of your legs, hips and hamstrings. This could be done by performing warm up exercises regularly, such as the simple stretch. Get the tips for doing splits and know how to perform it without injuring yourself.

Tips For Doing Splits
  1. Never rush into doing a split, because you could end up pulling a muscle or two. If you have never done a split, it will be better to work up before achieving the desired 180 degrees.
  2. Stretch yourself well, before attempting for a split. There is a need to have flexibility in the areas that are going to be stretched. This includes hamstrings, groin and the hips.
  3. The right selection of clothing is very important to perform splits comfortably. Wear leg warmers or tights, so that the muscles in your leg remain warm.
  4. After warming up yourself by stretching, it is the time to perform the split. Acquire your position. Sit on your knees, with the dominant foot pointing forwards.
  5. Slide your front foot forward, in a slow motion. While doing this, push the other foot at the opposite direction, by sliding it backwards. Keep your hands on the ground to provide support for your body.
  6. Stretch your legs, each in opposite direction, until they touch the ground and form an angle of 180 degrees.
  7. Hold the split for a few seconds, before going back to the original position.
  8. Repeat the warm up exercises before attempting for the second time.
  9. Wear clothes that are comfortable for performing the split. Never wear tight pants, you may end up tearing the clothes by doing splits.

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