how to succeed at the splits (just don’t ask me)

Well, this silhouette is not me doing the splits. Had you already guessed that? If I had taken a photo of my attempt at the splits you wouldn’t have realised that the splits was actually what I was trying to do. I would have looked just a bit silly and very, very uncomfortable.

I have been in some very unusual poses this week – think mid push up position with one of my legs outstretched resting on my elbow. Can’t even imagine it? I couldn’t even believe I was doing it. I think this is one challenge that I’ll leave right there – in the past.

Caz x

trying the splits

This week’s challenge: Do the splits. Or at least try. (Be gentle though!)

Picture by Belovodchenko Anton http://www.shutterstock.com/g/belovodchenko

This week I’m going to be limbering up and doing lots of yoga for my challenge to do the splits. I already know my ability to do the splits is somewhat limited, but I can’t let that stop me from trying.

There are many, many resources on ‘how to do the splits’ on the web. There are detailed step by step guides which contain lots of pictures of stretches designed to make this happen – the kneeling lunge stretch, reverse lunge split, single leg stretch and straddle split. But if I’m honest looking at these have me feel a little queasy. Are legs supposed to do things like that? All I know is that these peanut m&m’s I’m currently eating (left over from the slumber party last week) are not going to help me do the splits but they are making me feel a whole lot better about trying.

Caz x

Next week’s challenge: Sing. Loudly. Badly. Off-key. Whatever you like. It works.