How long will it take to do the side splits?
Stretching takes time! A lot of time.
If one is too greedy one risks to injure oneself. This means that it takes even longer than without injuries.
Last week I saw a YouTube video by a young man, who managed it to do the splits. He looked very muscular. Yet he also stretched. It took him 18 months to do the splits. He started from a very high position like me in the above picture.
I’m 47 cm (= 18,5 inches) away from the floor. I guess it will take 2 years to do the side splits, also when I exercise it on a regular basis. In addition In the meantime I learned ways to stretch effectively.
Splits are a huge project. Not every day progress can be felt. The opposite is the case. There are setbacks, too.
In the next posts I’ll describe the stretching method that I apply these days.