Create the new habitual muscle length

There are two ways to create a new habit: extensive and intensive.

A good example of extensive learning is memorizing your boss's phone number after you have dialed it a hundred times. Contrast that with the instant filing away of the phone number of a traffic-stopping lady you have just met. It sure worked for me when I met my future wife.

Applied to stretching, extensive learning refers to holding the final stretched out position for as long as you can stand it. Repetition will reset the standard of length. The intensive method calls for brief but intense stimulation with powerful techniques that involve intense muscular contraction. To get the best effect, both extensive and intensive methods are employed.

Once you do all of the above—full splits are yours!

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