Are you wondering about the benefits of learning splits?
We’ve all experienced how tight muscles can impact our lives. You wake up on a beautiful Sunday morning, eager to start your day. You stretch your arms overhead and arch your back, feeling the satisfying crunch of your spine cracking. But as you try to bring your legs up into a deep forward fold, you feel a sharp pain in your hips and knees. You reluctantly get up and get dressed for the day, grumbling about your stiff joints.
You’re not the only one who struggles with flexibility. Many people do, and for them, the thought of doing splits is daunting. But the benefits of learning to do splits are too good to pass up.
Try the short class at the end of this post to start learning splits.
Improves your flexibility and range of motion
Most people know that stretching is important, but they may not realize the many benefits of learning splits.
For starters, flexible muscles are less likely to be injured. That’s because they’re better able to absorb impact and handle sudden movements. This is especially important for people who play sports or work in physically demanding jobs.
Additionally, flexible muscles can help improve your range of motion and make it easier to perform everyday activities such as bending, reaching, and twisting. And if you suffer from conditions like arthritis or back pain, improving your flexibility can help lessen your symptoms.
Improves your balance and coordination
One of the benefits of learning splits is that when you stretch your muscles to the point where you can do a split, you are lengthening your tendons and improving your range of motion. This can help to improve your balance and coordination by making it easier for your body to adjust to changes in position. It also improves your overall strength and stability.
Teaches you patience and endurance
Like with most things in life, learning how to do the splits requires time, patience, and practice. For most people, it’s not something that comes naturally or easily. The process can be frustrating if you don’t have the right mindset.
The learning process will teach you how to overcome that frustration and be patient with yourself.
Increases body awareness
In order to execute a split properly, you must be aware of your entire body and how it’s positioned in space. This can be a challenge at first, but with practice, you’ll get better and better at it. As a result, you’ll not only improve your splits, but you’ll also develop greater body awareness in general. This can help you in all sorts of activities, from sports to dance to yoga.
Makes you feel younger
The flexibility from doing splits carries over into other activities in your life, making it easier to do things like squatting down to pick something up or tie your shoes. In addition, doing the splits can help improve your balance and coordination, both of which tend to decline as you get older. So if you’re looking for a way to feel more flexible and agile, learning how to do the splits is a great place to start. Plus, it’s a really cool party trick to have up your sleeve!
Are you convinced that learning to do the splits is for you? If you are, you should sign up for Omstars and take our Simple Splits Solutions class to learn the techniques you need to learn how to do splits.
Watch this short class to get started on your splits journey.
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