When doing the splits as a beginning gymnast, begin on your knees and put your lead leg out front. Stretch every day to do the splits with help from a gymnastics coach in this free video on beginning gymnastics.
Hi, I'm Andrea, and Seneca's going to help me demonstrate gymnastics splits for beginners. The materials you will need are a floor and a wide open space. You begin on your knees, put your leg that you want to do your splits out in front. In this case, we'll do our right leg. Bend your front leg and push your hips forward. Make sure that your heel stays directly under your knee. Sit up tall and push your hips into the ground. Then, you can straighten your front leg, lean back and try to put your nose to your knee. After this, you can slide down into the splits. If you can't go all the way down at first, that's okay. Just stretch everyday. You want your back leg to be tucked underneath and straight and your front leg to be turned out and straight. Your hips should stay square and then you can do the left leg as well. My name is Andrea, and Seneca has just helped me demonstrate splits for beginning gymnastics.
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