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Improve Flexibility for Splits with These Stretching Exercises

Stretching for splits is an important part of any workout routine that can help improve flexibility, reduce pain, and strengthen muscles. While it’s important to warm up with dynamic stretches before a workout, static stretching for sustained periods can help to improve short-term flexibility.[0] To improve your flexibility for full splits, try deep squats, piriformis stretch, kneeling hip flexor stretch, and seated forward fold. Additionally, standing and drawing one arm across your chest to grab the elbow of the other arm can improve flexibility in the neck, back, glutes, hamstrings, and calf muscles. Finally, when kneeling, sitting, or standing, keep your legs hip-width apart and separate your knees while keeping the big toes touching.[1] With these stretching exercises, you can improve the flexibility needed to perform splits without difficulty or pain.

0. “I’m a personal trainer and I swear by these 5 stretches to relieve tight shoulders” Tom’s Guide, 15 Feb. 2023, https://www.tomsguide.com/news/im-a-personal-trainer-and-i-swear-by-these-5-shoulder-stretches-to-relieve-tight-shoulders

1. “5 Exercises To Improve Dance Flexibility” News18, 16 Feb. 2023, https://www.news18.com/news/lifestyle/5-exercises-to-improve-dance-flexibility-7091737.html

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