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    Everything You Need to Know About Learning to Do the Splits

    by Jenny Sugar
    If you've always wanted to do a split, you need flexible hips and hamstrings. Practice these nine stretches, and you'll soon be on your way. For more stretching options, do check out our video with yoga poses that will help you master the splits.
    • Nicole Beeton

      8 Stretches to Improve Flexibility, because one day I WILL be able to do the splits ;)

    • Jillian Witters

      flexible hamstrings and open hip stretches to help with splits

    • Julian Nelson

      8 stretches to help develop your split

    • Daphne White

      Doing the splits requires flexible hamstrings and open hips, so if you practice these eight stretches, you'll be on your way to doing full splits in no time. Not wanting to do the splits, but flexibility would be nice.

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    Yoga for the Splits: Print this out and practice these poses everyday to gain flexibility for the splits. Start by holding each pose for 30 seconds on each side. Work your way up to 1-3 minutes as your muscles start to open up. When you’re ready to try the splits use a block or pillow under your front leg for support until you feel ready to go without.

    Yoga for the Splits Print this out and practice these poses everyday to gain flexibility for the splits. Start by holding each pose for 30 seconds on each side. Work your way up to 1-3 minutes as your muscles start to open up. When you’re ready to try the splits use a block or pillow under your front leg for support until you feel ready to go without.