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How to Do a Split

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Front Leg Straight Stretch
How to Do a Split
© 2008 Paula Tribble

  • From a kneeling position, put one leg up straight in front of you onto the mat.
  • Move your body back, so only your heel is on the mat.
  • Your back leg should be at a 90 degree angle, and your hips should be “square” – they should be facing the mat, not turned one way or the other.
  • Keeping your front leg straight, lean forward as far as possible.
  • Hold this stretch for 30-60 seconds at a time.
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