If you've always wanted to do a split, you need flexible hips and hamstrings. Practice these nine stretches, and you'll soon be on your way. For more stretching options, do check out our video with yoga poses that will help you master the splits.
Do the Splits in a Week or Less Step 14: hold the split for 30 seconds. It should feel like a deep stretch but not painful. If you feel pain, come out of the strecth and continue with stretching routine until you can hold the splits without pain.