I want to do the splits.
February 4, 2013 9:53 AM Subscribe
So let's say that, initially as a joke, you and your husband made a New Year's Resolution to become able to do the splits.
You are in your mid-30s, at healthy weights, and you both do moderate exercise almost every day (walking, light jogging, elliptical, what have you), but your flexibility is average. My questions are:
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1. Is this an achievable goal?
2. How can we get there?
I have been doing about 20 minutes of pretty strenuous stretching 3-4 times per week for a month, and if I'm making any progress it's slight enough that I'm not sure it's even happening. I think we need to change up the program if we're really going to make this happen. Should I be stretching for longer periods of time, or more often, or both? Is it a better idea to take a more holistic approach (say, yoga), rather than targeting the specific leg areas? Other thoughts?