Simple Front Splits Tutorial (Video)

Today I want to take you guys through the method I learned how to do the front splits.

Even if you think you’ll never ever be able to do the splits because you’re way too inflexible, stick with me! I used to be one of the most inflexible people ever but consistent practice helped me get full splits on both sides in just six months.

First, aside from looking cool, there are some really good reasons to work towards your front splits:

  • They help you open up and increase the flexibility in your hips and hamstrings
  • The reduce the possibility that you’ll get injured due to extreme tightness
  • They make cool exercises like handstands, l-sits, and pistol squats way easier and cleaner and open up possibilities for more challenging skills

Ok, now that we know why we should work on them, here are the stretches to get started:

Hip Opener

  • Start in a lunge position with one leg in front of you
  • Squeeze your butt and push through your hips to really open up those hip flexors
  • Hold for 30 seconds

Hamstring Stretch

  • From the lunge position, lean back on your opposite leg, point your left toes, and lean forward into the stretch
  • Try and keep your back from rounding while leaning as far as possible
  • Hold for 30 seconds

Full Splits

– From your lunge position slowly slide your front leg in front of you as you slide your back leg straight behind you.
– Square your hips and go down as far as you can while keeping your chest upright
– Hold for 30 seconds

Some helpful tips:

  • If your back knee touches the ground, that’s fine as long as it doesn’t hurt
  • You can use yoga blocks or hold onto chairs to make this exercise slightly easier

That’s it! Repeat this sequence 2-3x on each side at least a few times a week and your flexibility will improve dramatically.

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