The days of using outdated methods like passive stretching to achieve a mobility skill like front splits are over. Modern research has shown that simply stretching to achieve the splits doesn’t work and could actually be unsafe. In this article, you’ll learn what does work to achieve the front splits safely, effectively, and faster than ever.
What Stretches Should I Do To Get The Splits?
Your muscles are not like an old t-shirt that can be pulled and stretched until they reach the shape you desire. Stretching a t-shirt out so it hangs more loosely on you is equivalent to passive stretching to get your splits deeper.
Unlike a t-shirt, you have a brain and nerves and they are the gatekeeper of whether or not you will achieve more range of motion for deeper splits. Passive stretching does not teach your gatekeepers anything about why they should let you go deeper into the splits.
In the video below, taken from a workshop I led recently on how to unlock the front splits, I teach you about:
- The two kinds of range of motion (ROM) that exist – and why you need both but probably only train one
- Why the 2nd kind of ROM is the one worth focusing on and how it gets your brain on board with going deeper into the splits
- Why it’s far safer to build usable mobility for the splits than it is to build passive flexibility
Want to go deeper in your front splits?
Then you’ll want the Unlock Your Front Splits Workshop to help you on your journey.
This workshop teaches you the modern methods of achieving mobility goals, shows you how to assess yourself to find out what your body needs right now to get deeper splits, and teaches you myriad training drills to get you there.