What is it about
Can you remember when you last did a split? If your answer is “never” or “as a child”, don’t worry as you’re not alone in that.
Whilst impressive, splits are often challenging and often painful; it is indeed one of the most demanding one can learn.
It’s thus important to train for it, and there are two ‘starter’ types to learn before progressing further – front split and side (known also as straddle) split. It’s also a must to stretch and strengthen your hip flexors, adductors, hamstring, glutes and groin muscles. This, alongside warming up your body, will assist in helping you achieve the splits.
What are the benefits
- Increases flexibility and range of motion
- Improves physical performance
- Increase blood flow to muscles
- Improves posture
- Heal, as well as prevent, back pains
- Release stress and tension
- Helps decrease tension headaches
- Calms the mind
- Learn the mechanics behind splits
- Stretch the various parts that will help you perform the split
- Practice the different types of splits
- 30% of the class will be theory, 70% practical
Things to be aware of
- Do not push your body
- Regular stretching is required to help you perform the split
- Depending on flexibility, it may take you longer to perform one compared to the person next to you
Who is this workshop for?
- Anyone is able to join this workshop, even if you aren’t that flexible
- However, if you do have concerns, injuries or pains in your hips, glutes, lower back and hamstrings, please consult your doctor first.