Flexibility is a requirement for gymnastics and it is important for many other sports as well. Olympic Gymnast and Team Captain Kelly Garrison teaches you the fundamental leg and hip stretches for gymnasts. The stretches primarily focus on the hip flexor, hamstring, and quadriceps muscles. Many of the demonstrations also include stretching one's back and calf muscles. Correct technique while stretching is mandatory for perfect alignment while performing gymnastics, ice-skating and other sports. Young gymnasts show numerous drills and various levels of flexibility. This video is a must-have for anyone wanting to learn the splits or to increase their leg and hip flexibility!
How to Learn the Splits: 22 minutes. 2002.