I was dumping the compost bin outside the other day when an idea struck me.  Nope, it wasn’t a great opening sentence for my novel.  Nope, it wasn’t a replacement for oil that is both cheap and clean.  Instead, I thought to myself, “wouldn’t it be neat if I could do a split!?”  Of course I am forced to admit that at no point in my life have I ever been able to perform a split of any kind.  So what was I to do? Why not venture by WikiHow and see if anyone has offered some helpful advice.

Digression: For a good example of some nice splits and some sweet dancing click on the video below

BTW, have I mentioned that my dancing skills are a combination of the above technique and this

Digression over.

So what did I find over at WikiHow.  Well I found some interesting stuff and a pretty interesting routine to work up to a full split.  However, I also found almost half a dozen near worthless selections- some might even be considered dangerous since they would likely lead to injury.

Here is the best WikiHow article on doing a full split.

Here are a few other interesting WikiHow articles that you might be able to incorporate into your fitness goals or use to learn a new skill.

How to do a Split Jump

How to Run up a Wall

How to do a Kip up (Example: That move Jackie Chan does to go from laying on his back to standing up)

How to Climb a Tree without Branches

How to Run up a Wall AND Flip

How to Get Started in Parkour

For the laides: How to Tone your Butt, How to Exercise so Your Bust Appears Fuller and Firmer,

How to Run a Marathon

How to Improve Your Jump by 6-12 Inches; also check this one out.

How to do a Back Bend

How to Jump Rope

How to Throw a Frisbee with Your Foot

How to do a Chin-up

How to Live a Long Life (talk about a long term goal)

How to Lose Weight and Remain Healthy

For the more adventurous who don’t mind sleeping on the couch: How to Get Your Wife to Lose Weight.  I am guessing the author is most likely single.

How to Choose Organic Foods

How to Improve Mental Clarity

  1. Lady Rose says:

    HI !!!! Things are good – thanks so much for stopping by. I have about 5 blogs now that I”m juggling, and in the middle of moving one that I coauthor with my best friend from free wordpress to it’s own domain (will take a couple months to get it all set up and posts moved etc). And I do a lot of blog browsing now with Entrecard.

    Nice to pop in one of my favorite blogs and hear from one of my favorite bloggers!

  2. Ashley says:

    LOL @ your digression with the forms of dance… I hope you can dance better than that LOL… but its ok if you can’t… really 🙂
    How to run up a wall??? Is that safe??? Lol

    How to get your wife to lose weight is definitely a good way to end up on the couch for a few days Lol

  3. Joy says:

    I’m looking for you post about watermelon..I guess I’ve seen it before but haven’t pay enough attention.
    BTW I notice that you’re a member of Entrecard too and maybe you’re aware that javascript code doesn’t work in wp free blog that’s why I didn’t found any ec badge to drop hehehe. Thanks for dropping my page

  4. Mark Salinas says:

    I have never considered WikiHow articles….I will have to now!
    Thanks you!

  5. They could use you over there Mark. Your knowledge would be a tremendous benefit to them no doubt.

  6. darla says:

    i love wikihow…thanks for introducing me…
    my favorite on your list is..walking up a wall (and with a flip) i always thought it would be cool to do that!

  7. Cammy says:

    Well there went my weekend. 🙂 On the plus side, I’ll be learning all sorts of new things I didn’t realize I needed to know.

    have a great weekend!

  8. healthyhollywood says:

    Can’t wait for your split pictures!!! 🙂

  9. Adrianna says:

    Excellent videos. Keep up your good work.

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