Update on splits challenge, week 2

I think I’m progressing. It’s slow progress, but it’s happening.

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It’s really hard trying to take splits selfies in the locker room

So I’ve been trying to stretch more during the day, but I’ve gotta be honest: when I was in Moab, I didn’t stretch at all. I skipped 2 days of stretching, so I’m behind. Other than those 2 days, I’m still on track.

I realize that it’s pretty likely I won’t hit the splits by the end of the month, which is okay. I saw this video by this dude, and flexibility is DEFINITELY a journey:

He says it’ll take 6 months before you see results. Welp.

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No, I’ll keep going. I think my legs are starting to get straighter – and that DEFINITELY counts for something.

I’ve started incorporating the other stretches from Nerd Fitness. You know what’s easy about those stretches? I can do them during work. Here’s the link if you’d like, but I’ll list them out here:

  • Bend over and try to touch your toes with your feet shoulder-width apart, have a “micro-bend” in your knees but no more
  • Do cat-camel (or, as I prefer, cat-cow)
  • Do “star” toe-touches, i.e. cross your right hand over to your left leg, your left hand over to your right leg and so on
  • Get in a squat position, put your hands under the tops of your feet, and bust your butt INTO THE AIR and then down again. Do this for like 30 seconds. I actually don’t do this stretch because it hurts my back.

I might have to start committing more. But even if I do just the stretches that Blogilates recommends, I think it’s a good start.

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