Another progression for women is to work towards a ring leap. To do this, arch backwards and bring your back leg up towards your head. A friend can help you with this by pulling on your arms and supporting your leg to help you keep it in position.
Your foot should come towards your head in a straight line, not at an angle (see photo).
Poll: Can you do a full split?
- Yes, I can do one split
- Yes, I can do two splits
- Yes, I can do all three splits (left, right, and center)
- Nope, I'm still working on my splits
Thanks to Bianca, Kelly, Allyson, Aria, Haley, Laura, Lindsay, Chloe, and Makenzie of Giants Gymnastics for demonstrating the stretches.