Want to learn how to do the splits?
I NEVER thought it was possible for me to be flexible. Why? Because I simply didn't try.
That was until I started getting into yoga and finding peace and calmness while stretching. A few years ago I made it a goal to do the splits and here are the stretches that I held every day for 3-4 weeks for 1-2 minutes to help open up my hips:
You have to be PATIENT. Hold each of those poses for 1-2 minutes. And those 1-2 minutes might feel like FOREVER but try to find relaxation in stretching. I usually did this first thing in the morning or right before bed.
Now I stretch on a regular basis as part of my workout routine and yoga practice.
The reality is, it may take a while to actually get into the splits depending on how tight your hips are, how much stretching and yoga you do and how much work you put on your hips (if you squat and dead lift a lot without stretching).
Here is a video showing flows that I do to warm up before sitting into the splits.