Don’t want to hijack the thread but does anybody know if it would be determinal to someone focusing on explosive speed and jumping to be able to do the splits? Can Olympic 100m sprinters do the splits?[/quote]
I’m not sure if this site is going to hate me for directly linking (actually, they’ll probably appreciate the publicity), but in response to your question, check this out:
This is contemporary chinese wushu, and one of the many ways I waste my life. If you don’t think these guys have explosive power + flexibility + crazy verts… you’re just insane.
This is the unfortunate reason I have to do the splits. Otherwise, I wouldn’t bother.
NOTE: Don’t use the link directly; it won’t work (at least it didn’t for me). Instead, right-click on it, hit “copy shortcut”, open a new browser window, and paste it in that.