My name is Kari Pearce, and I'm a Personal Trainer at the New York Health and Racquet Club. Back in the day, I was a National Champion in Gymnastics. So, let's talk tumbling. the next video is on how to get splits down as soon as possible. Getting your splits down is the first step in being able to do a 180-degree splits up, which is a required skill for many levels in gymnastics. One stretch to be performed in order to get your splits down as soon as possible is just a forward lunge. It's important to keep your chest up as you're pushing your hips forward. Don't let your knee go over your toe. You should feel a nice stretch right here. Hold this for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, push your hips back, lean your chest over your front leg, so you can check your hamstring, another muscle that needs to be loose in order to get your splits down. You'll then reach over your front leg and hold this position for 30 seconds. Following that, you'll slide into your split and hold that for 30 seconds. It's important to keep your chest up and don't lean over your front leg. If you can't knock it down at the beginning, that's okay. Even if you're up here, you slowly work your way down as you get more flexible. Repeat that circuit five times. I suggest doing this five days a week.