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Which Split is Easier and Faster to get? Front Split or Side Split ? – EasyFlexibility

Which Split is Easier and Faster to get? Front Split or Side Split ?

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The answer comes from two places.

  1. Experience and Observation
  2. The science of kinesiology, on which the Zaichik Stretching techniques are based.

Side Split

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You see side split requires a lot less muscles to be stretched than the front split. (True or Squared Front Split) All you need is:

  • 4 adductors
  • 1 hip flexor
  • medial hamstrings

Stretching wise that's 5 exercises. ( You'll see why 5 in a second)

Front Split

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While to get into a good front split, you need a lot more.

  • 6 Hip Flexors, 4 adductors and that's just the back leg.
  • Medial and Lateral Hamstrings (4 heads in total)
  • another head of adductor magnus
  • glutes
  • piriformis.

That's 8 techniques for the back leg. (7 if conservative) And 6 for the front leg ( 5 if conservative).

So Which One is Easier?

You see 5 exercise for he side split and at least 12 for the front split. But hold on. We are not done. It's 5 vs 12 if, we are talking about front split with one leg in front. If you want both legs, that's 5 vs 24.

Wow, right? Crazy. Well, it does not end there.

Remember Zaichik Stretching technique will get you flexible, but you want to keep that flexibility, right?

To do that, supporting exercises are employed. And since a "Front split" is really two splits (right leg in front and left leg in front) there it takes twice as much time to do the front split, in terms of times spent during the training session.

The beautiful part now is the following. With proper training, you can get both splits quickly and safely. If you are interested in mastering the splits, please see the programs below.

Let us show you how to achieve a Side Split Fast, Safe and Easy!

Our programs are scientifically based and created by 
a world-renowned fitness & flexibility expert Paul Zaichik


This COMBO contains 3 levels (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced). Each level contains 3 videos (9 total in this package) focusing on:

  • Mobility exercises for each joint, to keep your joints healthy and lubricated.
  • Specific warmup exercises to gradually prepare your body for a split.
  • Zaichik Stretching Techniques for each muscle involved in a split, so that your flexibility improves right away without pain.
  • Extended Length Conditioning exercises, so that you not only become flexible but strong as well.
  • Reciprocal Inhibition, plus Movement and Habituation Techniques, for functional flexibility.
Click here to learn more about the Side Splits Combo

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  • Hi, Elizabeth!
    Our team will be contacting you to discuss this. Please check your email.

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  • Hi, but then why I feel my side split is so much harder to improve ? my front splits get better and better, but my side split is like stock! Always at 90 degree..

    Elizabeth on
  • Hi Audrey! 37 is a very good age to train for flexibility, and a must! Our method works for all ages, since we rely on kinesiology, how the body moves, and muscles and joints are essentially the same for all ages by that point of view :) Keep us posted on your progress!

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  • Can a 37 year old female, who has never been limber, achieve these splits?

    Audrey Graves on

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