Split Flexibility by Dr Wm Sands
Gymnastics drills - Sands, split flexibility

By Wm A. Sands, Ph.D., Head – Sport Biomechanics and Engineering, U.S. Olympic Committee Chair - USECA. Split  flexibility,  or  the  ability  to  achieve  a  fore  and  rear  leg position of 180 degrees or more, is a highly prized skill. Below I  would  like  to  describe  two  methods  of  stretching  and strengthening  that  may  help  athletes  achieve  and  maintain  their splits more rapidly and with greater time efficiency.