Why this article is different... foam roller (love this for massage AND oversplit), the scissors stretch...I have never seen before, the active leg stretch I thought about myself when seeing a tutorial on doing aerial cartwheels.

6 Stretches for a Flat Split

Why this article is different... foam roller (love this for massage AND oversplit), the scissors stretch...I have never seen before, the active leg stretch I thought about myself when seeing a tutorial on doing aerial cartwheels.

Not just useful for gymnasts. Will help keep your legs straight and toes pointed in jumps and your tumbling.

Not just useful for gymnasts. Will help keep your legs straight and toes pointed in jumps and your tumbling.

Beginner Center Split: One Knee Bent... Once comfortable with previous stretch (knees bent) try with only one leg bent! Your body should form a straight line from the bent knee to the toe of the straight leg. Point your toes - it will help you to practice good form now in your stretching. Switch which leg is straight. Do each side for 30-60 seconds.

How to Do a Center Split in Gymnastics

Beginner Center Split: One Knee Bent... Once comfortable with previous stretch (knees bent) try with only one leg bent! Your body should form a straight line from the bent knee to the toe of the straight leg. Point your toes - it will help you to practice good form now in your stretching. Switch which leg is straight. Do each side for 30-60 seconds.

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