Splits Progression Pt.2
Gymnasts are known for their flexibility and limberness, and one of the benchmark movements is the splits. While most of us don't want or need to get into a full split, it is important to understand why we need to stretch by doing splits. A healthy hip should be flexible (have full range of motion) and strong (be stable while moving under load), so it's important to strive for balance between strength and flexibility in your training.
In this video, Coach Carl and Coach Erica demonstrates how to roll in and out of the middle and pancake split without a partner by using a band. Choose a band with the proper resistance to scale, and position yourself an appropriate distance away from the band to assist with the pull and rolling.