18 Stretches to prepare you for doing the splits

If you are a dancer, stretching will help you master difficult elements faster. The plastic muscles in the lower body will allow you to spend more time in the rehearsal room without feeling tired.

Finally, the split stretch trains patience. This is a time-consuming process that cannot be forced. Only gradualness and constancy will lead to results. During class, you learn not to give up and achieve what you want.

This set includes 18 exercises. Exercise for 30 seconds to 3 minutes, depending on your fitness level.

1. “Fold” standing with a wide stance

  1. Starting position – standing, feet wide apart, parallel to each other, hands in the elbow lock.
  2. As you exhale, stretch your forearms towards the floor. 
  3. Do not bend your knees, aim with the top of your head to the floor.

You should feel a stretch in the back of your thighs.

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