I have had my left splits down for nearly a year now and just recently got my right splits down. (It took so long because I never really tried to get it down, it just sort of happened)
Now I am determined to get my middle splits down.
I'm stretching splits for 15 minutes, 2-4 times a day.
Anyone else trying to get their middle splits down or already have it down?
And do you have any tips to achieve them as fast as possible?

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Comment by Andrew on April 10, 2010 at 11:27am
OK - I have a really simple but effective stretch for middle splits - everyone I have taught to have signfigicantly imrpoved their middle splits in a short period of time using this stretch and I have personally used it to get completely flat middle splits, and consider that I started stretching as an adult and am now 32, and can still do it! So here is my golden stretching routine for achieving middle splits in no time at all:
1) Do a squashed frog pose, take the chest to the ground and with your hands push backwards against the floor, aiming to get your hips in line with your knees or even further back if you can, but the chest stays on the ground and try to keep hips as low as possible. Stay there til you feel the stretch lessening.
2) Extend one leg (eg left leg) directly to the side as if to do a side split with one leg only. Other leg still in frog. Move your hips back forth a bit to find that sweet spot where you are getting the most stretch in the groin/leg that is stretched. Aim is to get this leg (at least from the calf down) flat to the ground. You can push it down with your hands if you like to help.). Stay in the pose until your leg is touching the ground or close to.
3) Swap legs. ie fold the stretched leg back into froggie, then stretch the other leg and repeat the above ex.
4) Now keeping your hips at froggie height, extend both legs to middle splits. This should be ALOT further down now if not FLAT!
Comment by Janelle on April 7, 2010 at 11:52am
Ohhh, ok, thanks!
Comment by Jessica R on April 5, 2010 at 12:55am

Like this but instead of a doing a left or right split you rotate it to the middle split.
Comment by Janelle on April 5, 2010 at 12:22am
What are "heel stretches?" I'd love to add some new stretches to my middle splits routine!
Comment by Jessica R on April 4, 2010 at 9:22pm
I stretch them but doing heel stretches, just going down on them and holding, frog stretch and against the wall with weights.
Comment by Janelle on April 4, 2010 at 8:48pm
How long did you stay in frog stretch Karl? Is it easier to do this than put strain holding the actual middles as far as you can go?
(Also, butt against the wall, legs slid down with ankle weights helps TONS)
Comment by Karl Cice on April 4, 2010 at 2:15am
What I did to get them was I would set in frog stretch (same as middle splits, only legs bent at 90 degree angles). It's easier to hold, and it's easier to relax in, plus your legs don't fall asleep. After getting this all the way down, come out and you'll just fall into the middle splits. It surprised me the first time I did it!
Comment by Janelle on April 1, 2010 at 3:26pm
I will do the same routine.
Comment by Eros on April 1, 2010 at 1:06am
Ok jessica, so much stretching and control of the respiraton,you will do one perfect Splits. Bay
Comment by BN DE on March 31, 2010 at 11:16pm
Since you commented on my post, I assume you read what I wrote haha, give the way I do it a try, it might work out for you, I find the key to anything hips related is being able to totally relax, which sitting on the blocks allows you to do.

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