Athletico is committed to keeping our patients and employees safe related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn More.

Athletico Health Resources

Tag: Splits

Educate

Health & Wellness

Injury Prevention

Menu and Filters

Stretch Rx for Achieving the Splits

Posted on by Kathleen Warner, PT, DPT, Performing Arts Specialty

Is your goal to learn the splits?

Beyond just improving flexibility, this skill can be useful for athletes in a variety of sports – from gymnasts and cheerleaders to hockey goalies. However, learning to safely perform this movement takes a lot of practice and consistency. See below for recommended stretches and some evidence-based tips for improving your flexibility and achieving this goal.

(more…)

How to Safely Learn the Splits

Posted on by Athletico

Coaches, parents and athletes often ask me, “What is the best way to learn or improve upon doing the splits?”  Gymnasts, cheerleaders and dancers are often the population that is interested, but lately this has become a great topic for baseball players, hurdlers and hockey players.  Below are three great stretches to assist in gaining flexibility to improve your splits with some good reminders on how to stay safe while stretching.

(more…)

  • Subscribe to Our Blog

    We keep your data private and share your data only with third parties that make this service possible. Read our Privacy Policy.
  • Categories

  • Featured Health Resource

  • Athletico on Twitter