A writer from the Netherlands asks:
Do you know if it is possible for a 23 year old boy, to be able to be flexible enough to do a split and stuff? I really like your videos... and I want to learn..... but I don't really know how to start to practice the right way. Hope you have some answers or tips:D You dance yourself? -
Dear Writer From the Netherlands,
Anyone can do a split regardless of age. It just takes a little effort! Here's one of the simplest exercises to accomplish a split!
Go down into a split as far as you feel that you can go, try to keep your body as upright as possible and support yourself with your hands touching the floor on either side of you. Stay in that position for about 20-30 seconds, then sink down a little farther and stay for 20-30 seconds. Do this every day, twice a day for as long as possible. The longer you stay the better. And be sure to have warm muscles when you do this because I find it helps a ton!
Also, for example when you're laying on the couch watching t.v, grab your leg and pull it towards you as far as you can. Flexibility is something anyone can absolutley acheive, it takes some time and a lot of commitment! Stretch as much as possible in any direction to achieve full flexibility. Another stretch is to sit on the ground and extend both legs straight in front of you. Your feet can be either pointed or flexed but flexing them will stretch the under part of your legs more. Lean your upper body forward towards your legs and hold the position for as long as needed until you feel you can go further. Do that twice a day for about 5-10 minuets. Good luck and keep at it!