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Readers Respond: Tips for Splits Training

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From the article: How to Do Splits
Do you have any suggestions or special exercises for doing the splits? Are there any special stretches that have helped you gain the flexibility needed for splits? Share your tips and tricks for learning how to do the splits. Share Your Tips

Lots and lots of stretching!

Every single day I stretch and do muscle training on your inner thighs, which REALLY helps! I have about 6" past my splits and I just stretch, train and perform. I'm a cheerleader, dancer and gymnast and these with for me so good luck!
—Guest Sarah

best way for doing splits..

you need a lot of patience..before doing the splits get ready..warm up..do different type of stretching so dat all da muscles gets flexible !! best of luck..!!
—Guest qwerty

i need help!!

I'm in 6th grade and I want to be a cheerleader next year I need to know how to do the splits please help all my friends can do it and trying out HELP!!!!
—Guest member 12

It needs prectice

The way I learned was from YouTube and google try that some times your knee will hurt you the is know prob it means it's stretching
—Guest Dorsa

correct splits

I want to knew how to do a split correct for my first try with lock of pains


Plz help me! I need my splits in a month but I'm a foot of the ground! Plz help me!
—Guest Harry

splits needed

i used to be able to do splits when i was eight then i lost them. i am now 13 and need at least one of my front splits in two months. i am 8 inches left olin my right split and 10 inches in my left split. :( i stretch everyday for 30 minutes any tips?
—Guest girl

I need my splits in two weeks and i cant

please please please help me i need my right splits for eisteddfod! :.......(
—Guest Amber Gately

Doing the splits for cheerleading

I want to be a cheerleader next yer and can't do te splits. I can almost do a middle split with my right leg but not the center splits at all! Please help! I wanna make the team next year and wanna get the splits down.
—Guest Lovecats


Just work hard. I have been stretching for over 3 months and I am now able 2 do my centre splits! I suggest that you wear leggings an thick socks so you can slide down easier an there is less friction.
—Guest Splits help

Don't rush it

I have been taking dance at a place that is intense and you need to be flexible enough to kick your leg up to your shoulder. Some people think it's easy and then they tear a muscle. Go online, or just lunge, do straddle, or just plain practice, but the thing is you don't want to tear a muscle. Warm up first. Do a jog around your house, kick up your knees and run in place. Go on a treadmill, or you'll end up wishing you hadn't done all of those stupid videos that tell you that you can do it in a day, because you tore a muscle. Also, don't stretch too hard, or you'll hurt yourself.
—Guest Emma

Correct form is key

Make sure your hips are squared, not turned out. If you already have splits and are turned out, get on one knee and slide down without turning out and where you stop is where you stay!
—Guest Reagan

Just a tip

Just a tip: don't join a cheerleading team or whatever if you can't already do the splits and need to learn how to do them fast. It takes time to do the splits, and patience. Just keep on stretching and don't give up.
—Guest dancerrrrr

The splits

It takes hours of practice to do a split but you'll get there if you try stretching regularly.
—Guest guest rihanna


I'm 12 and I can do the splits, but whenever I don't stretch. It hurts to be a showoff knowing how to do the splits.
—Guest Bubblez

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