Not too many people are born being able to do a full split, but it's such an excellent way to keep your hamstrings flexible. If this is too difficult, do Supported Split.
- From a lunge position with your right knee bent, lower your left knee to the floor and point your toes behind you. Shift your hips back and straighten your front leg. Flex your right foot.
- Slowly slide your right heel away from you. Lower your hips as far as you can while keeping your right leg straight. It's OK if you can't go down very far. Don't bend your right knee to get lower because it will take the stretch out of your hamstrings.
- If your hips are on the floor, straighten your arms up above you and gaze at your palms. Stay here for 30 seconds. Then repeat this stretch with the left leg forward.