In martial arts, the ability to do the splits is held in high regard. Flexibility is a talent, but can be trained as well. To do the splits you will need patience and determination, as well as a plan.

Write down a timeline and an action plan. Writing down your goal of being able to do the splits will turn it into a focused goal. Goals are more likely to be accomplished when you have written them down.

Give yourself a realistic time frame for completion. For example, two to four weeks will be realistic if you follow certain steps. After you write down your goal to do the splits within a certain time frame, you need an action plan. One action plan requires stretching twice a day minimum.

Before beginning any stretching routine, warm up. A light jog, jumping rope or even some pushups and jumping jacks will elevate your heart rate. This raises your body temperature and warms the muscles, making them more pliable and less prone to injury.

Start each session with dynamic stretching. Dynamic stretching is an active stretch.   Click here to read more…