Updated: Jun 3, 2020
This is definitely one of the most common questions we get asked. The answer is - it depends! Some people get the splits in a few classes, yet for others it takes a few months or even years of regular practice…
It all depends on:
✖️ Genetic predisposition (the length of your ligaments, the number of sarcomeres and amount of elastin in your muscles, etc);
✖️ Duration of warm-up before training;
✖️ Quality of training (consistency, approach, amount of effort, etc.);
✖️ Nutrition & Hydration ...and so many more possible factors!
For most people, there is no shortcut to the splits, so instead of solely focusing on that quantitative goal, why not consistently work to improve your entire body’s health, range of movement and strength? 😉
✖️ Regular flexibility training, with a minimum of 2-3 sessions per week;
✖️ Stretching for at least 30 minutes at a time;
✖️ Working at your own pace and focusing on progress, not “final goals”.
✖️ Taking rest days to give your muscles, tendons and ligaments time to recover.
And now you know!