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How can I get to my splits really fast!?
I stretch about 45 minutes each day and I've been stretching for flexibility for about a year!. I used to be about like 7 inches off the ground!? Now I'm about 1 inch off the ground!. Then while I'm at that level, I stretch further and then I get to 1 cm off the ground!. Then I'm stuck there because that's to the point where I'm about to cry!.
And my coach said I need to get the splits in about 2 weeks!. I don't know if that's enough time!? I can tell I'm improving but I don't want to take it too easy or else I can't get the splits in time!. also, I REALLY want the splits!. So today I pushed myself till I cried and I stopped for today and it hurt!.
Am I pushing myself too hard or should I just stretch until I cry everyday and hopefully get to my splits!? (I'm not hurt and I didn't break anything)
*Any tips on stretching are appreciated!. I don't want any answers from people who are not experienced with stretching!. Thanks! I vote for best answer :D
Btw, I don't want to hear the "pillow" technique because I tried it and I don't really like it!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker:
You're going to do some serious damage to your body if you continue to push your self this far!. it's not right!.
always always warm up your muscles by doing a quick cardiovascular workout first!.
Focus on only stretching the muscles necessary and take it slowly otherwise you'll end up in hospital!.
if your coach keeps pushing you tell him/her to get f***ed because your already doing the best you can and yeah!.!.!. put him/her in their place!.
i can understand that you really want this but it's not the correct way to do it!. stretching should be relaxing and an enjoyable thing to do!.
GOOD LUCK!!!! YOU'LL GET THERE SOON!!!!!!!!
Here is how my sister got her girls (in dance class) to get their splits:
If you hold your split for 1 minute every day for a week, your split will be 1 inch closer to the ground!. 2 min/day=2 in/wk!.
Good luck!. Let me know how it goes!Www@QuestionHome@Com
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