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Straddle Side Stretch
Side straddle stretch for splits

Straddle side stretch

Photo © Tracy Wicklund
The best way to train for a straddle split is to stretch in a straddle split position.

  • Sit in a straddle position, extending legs as far as you are comfortable.
  • Reach toward your right leg with your left arm, stretching your right arm toward your opposite leg.
  • Hold the stretch for 20 to 30 seconds.
  • Repeat to the left side.
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