Will I ever learn to do the splits?
March 17, 2008 2:29 PM Subscribe
I want to be able to do the splits. Please tell me if this is realistic, and if so, the best way to go about doing it.
posted by ohio to sports, hobbies, & recreation (14 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I would like to be able to do the splits both frontways and sideways, and I set a goal for myself of the end of summer. Can this be done?
- 25 y/o female, pretty good shape generally
- very inflexible hips. Right now I can only get to about a 125 degree angle, and even that kind of hurts.
- old hip injury, healed now but I can still feel it sometimes, especially when I run uphill.
I planned to start getting as far down as possible every day and holding it for 30 or 60 seconds. Is that enough? Too much? Will I hurt myself? I've been doing this for a couple of days and my groin and hips are definitely sore. Will this go away?