Attention cheerleaders and other flexible girls!

Niya wants to be more flexible, learn to do a split and other cheerleading moves. In other words, she wants to be stretchy-bendy. Can you offer some advice?

Dear PLS,
I would like to be more flexible. This year in seventh grade I didn't make the cheerleading squad. And I do not know how to do a split,or a scorpion,or any flips. And I think because of my weight can u help me plzz???
Niya, 12

Becoming bending doesn't happen in a day. But you can get more flexible by practicing stretches and yoga. Try these yoga poses.

Welcome Home Yoga

Study Break Yoga

What else, flexible Pink Locker girls? If you can do a split, tell us how you learned to do it!

Think pink!


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Anonymous Rosebud said...

I think you have to stretch out your leg muscles a little bit each day, not too much at once. It's like playing a musical instrument. You can't reach that high note on the first day. Or, "Rome wasn't built in a day."

October 15, 2013 at 4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never was a BLE to do a split but always wished I'd be able to so your definitely not alone!!
Maybe go to gymnastic lessons to improve your skills??
Also eating healthy is always the best advise a girl can give!! Stay strong and don't give up!!

October 16, 2013 at 10:37 AM  
Anonymous making it said...

hey i just lied to my bf help

October 16, 2013 at 3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

keep trying to do all three splits every day! It might take some time, but you will improve and eventually be able to do it. keep exercising and eat lots of veggies and drink lots of water. Then you will be healthier. :)

October 16, 2013 at 8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@making it
What,when,where,how...whatever you lied abt apologize and admit to her that you lied unless you HAD to under important circumstances, others tell her the truth-trust me, friends rather you admit your lie instead of keeping it a secret!! Good luck

October 17, 2013 at 8:31 AM  
Anonymous GBShakespeare said...

Hi peeps!
Okay, here's my question:
I'm moving and cannot get over that. I'm gonna move in the middle of the year, and leave all my friends. I have a really close relationship with them and I'm afraid that without them I might lose myself. Any advice?
Also, I'm looking for a good screen name. (mine currently is GB Shakespeare.) GB Shakespeare is my pen name, GB is my initials and Shakespeare, is well, Shakespeare. I LOVE reading, writing and soccer. Any ideas?
Thank you so much!
PS If you answer my question and you have a question, I'll answer yours!

October 17, 2013 at 9:49 PM  
Anonymous coolgab1216 said...

GB shake spear
You sound like a really cool person! but anyway so it is very sad that you are moving and I would say that you could maybe make sure you have their phone number email instagram facebook or anything like that so you guys can keep in touch. And even though you are heartbroken maybe you could talk to friends about it. They may be sad but then they will know and can support you. Good luck.
PS: are you new to PLS I actually cant believe it but Ive had my account since summer and Id recommend you stay on if you are new because it helps on a rainy day where you feel like crawling into a hole and disappearing.

October 18, 2013 at 6:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I moved to a country across the world in the middle of seventh grade(last year) and I has to leave my BFF (she was my BFF for around 7 years!!!!!) and my Skool and my entire class and relatives and EVEEYTHING!! I lived in New York City and moving from THERE to across the world is a BIG thing!! I was so depressed and sad and complained every DAY to my parents. We are now in this new coumtry for a year and I still haven't ajdusted completely with the new language, customs,mentality,food, educational system,shopping style, new class, school, house,area and EVERYTHING!!
It's very difficult to move but don't worry you're NOT alone!! Many ppl move and get through it just fine. I wish you PLENTY of luck and I hope u adjust quick!! You'll make new friends and still keep in touch with your old friends and I'm sure you'll be fine. Wish you luck!!!!

October 19, 2013 at 12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay I was in your same situation a little bit shoo would say every day do some warm ups and yoga poses. Also increase the amount of time you do these every day! This will help a lot also try stretching in the morning and night and before and after sports. This will help also

October 20, 2013 at 6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I once could not do the splits. But I always practice and in 1 mounth coud do the splits

October 20, 2013 at 9:29 PM  
Anonymous GBShakespeare said...

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This means so much to me. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!

October 21, 2013 at 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should practice every day like in front of a big mirror because i think its better and try to push yourself a bit to the ground but if it hurts too much then stop! Also if you get to do it you should still do it every day or you cant do it anymore

October 21, 2013 at 1:04 PM  
Anonymous ViolinistAtSoul said...

Hey if you guys could go look at my comment on the previous post that'd be great thanks!

October 22, 2013 at 1:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No problem!! Anytime :)

October 22, 2013 at 2:18 AM  
Anonymous kewlkatkitty said...

Stretch everyday. Practice everyday. Gradually you'll get lower and lower till you do a split.

October 22, 2013 at 4:09 PM  
Anonymous Cheerchick231 said...

Ironically, enough, I just got home from cheer practice, haha! First off- it has nothing to do with your weight, I have a friend who is... Let's just say heavy ;) and she can do the splits, and tumble better than I can! Try to go as far into a split as you can until it starts to hurt (no pain, no gain) but don't overdo it. Once you have splits on the ground, do wall splits. Find a doorway in your home, and slide your leg up, then push into the doorway as much as you can. I got my needle but doing this ;). As for tumbling, I can't do much. A ROBH is the most I can do, but just practice practice practice!
P.S. Try out again next year! The coaches will see that you're dedicated :)
Hope I helped!

October 22, 2013 at 6:58 PM  
Anonymous Sarahlilly said...

The secret to doing all this is your helps control your body So before u do anything flip related strengthen your abs to get a tight stomach. Just a tip from a dancer

October 23, 2013 at 5:02 PM  
Anonymous Emily said...

Well u should stretch more than u can do the bridge like i can then if u keep stretching u could get to do a split

October 23, 2013 at 5:02 PM  
Anonymous pink a boo said...

becoming a cheerleader has nothing to do with weight or flexibility, at least at my school. i'm on the cheer team, and I have some friends on the team that are a bit overweight, and can't do good splits, bridges, or tumbling, but they made it on the cheer team because they were good at memorizing the cheer and the dance we learned at tryouts. of course, I can't speak for you school, but that's how it is at my school

October 24, 2013 at 1:27 AM  
Anonymous SkyDolphin16 said...

I just keep on stretching and trying for around 10mins every day. Slowly working!!! :)

October 24, 2013 at 7:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I learned to do them with my really harsh gym teacher

October 24, 2013 at 5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should try the hurdler stretch for a while and soon enough you will be flexible enough to do the splints!

October 24, 2013 at 5:43 PM  
Anonymous pink a boo said...

also, another way to get your splits. stand on your knees. put one of your legs strait in front of you. lean forward. after about 20 seconds, shift your weight so your front leg is bent and your back leg is straight. keep on leaning forward this should stretch the parts of your legs that do the splits, without hurting as much.

October 24, 2013 at 11:50 PM  
Anonymous PandaLover said...

Just keep practicing! All my friends could do handstands and flips exept me so I went home practiced till I could do it.

October 25, 2013 at 3:09 PM  
Anonymous magmag said...

That helps me a lot.
Thank You PLS

October 26, 2013 at 11:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen if you didn't get on the cheerleading team your right getting more flexible is key. So try yoga or stretches to help you learn the splits. "try, try, try again, you really never fail until you quit."

October 27, 2013 at 9:06 AM  
Anonymous PopcornMunch said...

First of all: I'm back, I've been gone ages!
Anyway, I can't do it either but it's not going to stop me trying. I'd say try as hard as you can,you'll get it!

October 27, 2013 at 4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try to go to gymnastics class. It also helps lose ur weight and next year you might be able to get into cheerleading

October 28, 2013 at 6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are any of you a directioner?

October 29, 2013 at 12:45 AM  
Anonymous Leaper said...

i have the worst problem i try to talk to my boyfriend but he walks away and there is this new kid and he huged me today i think i like the new kid better but when i try to break up with me boyfriend he says hes busy and he walks away he once siad hes to busy clogging a slide when i tried to talk to him at resess HELP!!!!! I FEEL LIKE CRYING!!!!!

October 29, 2013 at 5:35 PM  
Anonymous Leaper said...

every day do yoga or gymnastics it helps sorry i didnt even notice this question when i posted the last thing

October 29, 2013 at 5:38 PM  
Anonymous ViolinistAtSoul said...


October 31, 2013 at 12:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so a directioner! Who is you favorite?

October 31, 2013 at 12:53 AM  
Anonymous leaper said...

hi is me again my friend said that the new kid told her that he was going to ask me out by getting on his knee and holding me hand and then asking me out i dont want to go out with him though what should i do!!!!! im so lost and i still haven't broken up with my boyfriend yet

October 31, 2013 at 5:24 PM  
Anonymous Bluetiful Blossom said...

I'm on the dance squad and I'm also in 7th grade and b4 I joined I was nowhere near the splits. But I just got it about a month ago and it's really rewarding when u do have it down. I've been stretching for about 3 months and this is for the most inflexible people and busy people. I did stretch at least 15 min a day in the summer, and then school started and I had like zero free time so I just relied on dance practice to stretch. If u want to get your splits quickly, u really should stretch everyday. 5-10 min or even 30 is great. And your weight does not matter at all. Everyone can do the splits if they try. B4 stretching always warm up your muscles like jumping jacks or jogging in place. Here's some stretches and you can always google stretches for splits or YouTube it!
Pike-put you feet together and try to touch your toes, point and flex feet, sitting or standing
Straddle-spread your legs as far apart as u can and reach to both sides and the middle, point and flex, sit or stand
Runners lunge
Butterfly stretch
4 stretch- straighten one leg and bend the other and reach for your toe
The splits!-the best stretch for the splits is of course the splits. Try to relax and breathe. Don't push down to far though. Try to hold it for at least 10 seconds.
There's a bunch of other stretches but it's kind of hard to put in words.
At the beginning of when u start stretching, it feels like u are progressing slowly but once u give it time I'm sure you'll get your splits in no time! :)
Good luck!
~Bluetiful Blossom

November 1, 2013 at 8:46 PM  
Anonymous Bluetiful Blossom said...

Hey girls! I know I haven't been commenting a lot but I have a confusing boy problem. So I have a crush on this guy and I sent him an anonymous lollipop (school thing) 1 guy knows about this and my crush has been practically begging him to tell him who sent the lollipop. To shorten this story up, in the end he guessed it was me and then he asked me if I did send him the lollipop and I said yes. He said hmmm for a while and then he went to talk to that one guy who knows I have a crush on that guy and later I asked what did he say and he said that my crush said that he doesn't like me. I just wanted to take my lollipop back. I was sad. Heartbroken. I really thought he liked me too. My friend said he was flirting with me. I mean we talked a bunch, he teased me, made me laugh, sat near me. Well, not anymore.
So the question is what am I supposed to do now. I never should've gave him that lollipop. Everything's all awkward with me and him now. Not only I ruined my chance of him liking me but I also ruined our friendship. What should I say? I don't like u anymore? To late to deny it was me. All this happened because of a lollipop. Help?

November 1, 2013 at 9:01 PM  
Anonymous PinkhugzandPlayinginfun said...

With girls, everything has to be fixed now, let me give it all a go!!
@Bluetiful Blossom, Wow you need to give him a little time, a little space and then talk to him, it will be awkward it will seem weird but just ask him something simple like..... "Hey, I don't want anything from you but, why have you been avoiding me, what had changed, is this because of a lollipop".. Hopefully he can give a good explanation for this. If he does'n't want to speak to you talk to his friends if they don't want to speak to you get your friends to, they should listen to your friends!! Thx

@Leaper He likes and you still have a boyfriend, looks like a sticky situation! Tell him sweetly, "Sorry... I cant date you, I have a boyfriend I am committing to. If he is really angry or sad looking tell him this. Look you hugged me before now my boyfriend is not happy with me, now you are asking me out and I still have a boyfriend, pls back off, or you could make t sound a little nicer! With you boyfriend keep persisting until he gives up, and try to explain, if u want to break up with him at least try to!

GB Shakespeare
Hello, all you can do is KIT you cant force your parents to do anything, usually you find you make almost better friend than your previous. You cant say that I don't understand because I have moved towns 4 times and been to 4 different schools, it is painful!!! Just hang in and maybe introduce her to this site then you can talk to her almost whenever!!
Just breathe it will be OK!

November 2, 2013 at 2:06 AM  
Anonymous PinkhugzandPlayinginfun said...

Ummm.... Hi Guyz do you remember me, the one who made up #TALKaboutyourbffsweek
I didn't think so................................
I have a question and I am really busting
Just so you don’t get confused
J= 1/2 crush, K= BFF, L=Annoying person, B=girl who reckons J has a soft spot for me, I=me
So yesterday I was at bible study and we were learning about Jacob, a guy who was really crafty and anyway. He worked 7yrs to marry this girl, but he ended being tricked into marrying a different girl and he had to work another 7yrs for this girls Dad. This will reveal all soon. So then the leader said, let this be a lesson to you boys, if a girl is really worth it, work for her... Then my friend let’s call her K said to a guy called J, yeah J I am waiting... We all laughed but I almost died you see, I am one of J's best friends and I was supposably the one he liked. But we remained friends, only friends. I had sort of liked him, but as the story we were told was slightly romantic, I dunno I got angry.... So then we had a break before "Saturate" which I won’t tell you about. So there is L, L had been annoying me for the past week but J wasn't here to see it. So when I shouted “L stop it”, J came in and said what is he doing, I said L is annoying me with this embarrassing thing that I did last week. Then I said to L, don’t tell him what I did… L replies whoa you’re eyes are penetrating, and I said “I get them from my Mum!” So then B says to L, in front of J and I. J has a soft spot for I, I reckon. Then I say I think not! See it was awkward and all I could do is look at him just like B is crazy. Then a little while later K comes back and says, he looks tired, well it is hard work liking a girl like me. I know she was joking but J is for me, but he is but he isn’t.
Firstly why I am I so mad, and secondly in this situation what does “soft spot” mean?

November 2, 2013 at 2:42 AM  
Anonymous pink peace:) said...

first comment! (i think)!!!!!!!!!!!

November 2, 2013 at 3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can do a spilt just stretch your legs everyday until you can do a full out split

November 2, 2013 at 4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got my first period a day back and it was slightly heavy. But it lasted only for a day. Is this normal?

November 3, 2013 at 1:47 AM  
Anonymous purplemaddness said...

if i were you... i would ask a girl on the cheer-leading squad to help you... or at least tell you what to prepare for if you try out again next year.

November 3, 2013 at 9:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the way I stay flexiable is I don't always try yoga, I
try to work at it i'm great at gymnastics.I enjoy doing my own stretch routine.I'ts like this it will be a 3 month exercise (but healthy).It is (15-20) min. of workout a day.You do the superman for (10-20 )seconds at least then do the butterfly stretch next do the squat and straddle.Run in place next jump from side to side and see results.

November 4, 2013 at 2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a gymnast, I am quite flexible. I always stretch in the morning and at night. However, when I was first learning my splits, I followed stretching routines I found on YouTube. Really! Now I can do my right, left, and middle splits. I suggest watching the stretches for dancers. Keep stretching and do not get discouraged if you do not get your splits right away. It could take a couple months. Good Luck!

November 5, 2013 at 1:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i say that you do yoga poses such as crane and bridge

November 5, 2013 at 12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@Bluetiful Blossom: Hi! I'm sorry, I kinda know what you've been going through. If you still want to be friends with him, perhaps text him and just be like. "Yeah, hope you enjoyed the lollipop. I like you, but lets just be friends?" And then, invite a group of mutual friends to do something, so its people he's comfortable with. It will help diminish the awkward and stuff. I broke up with my bf last year, but we still hang out in groups and stuff. It's still awkward, but its less so and we're still friends because we hang out in groups and stuff :) Hope this helps!

November 5, 2013 at 12:51 PM  
Anonymous Miss Independent said...

To pink hugs and playing fun: I remember you and know its a little late answering your question all but....
To answer the first one: idk you feel what you feel
The second one: A soft spot is kinda like favoring someone in argument.Or being nicer to someone for some reason.
Hoped i helped:)

November 5, 2013 at 10:08 PM  
Anonymous jess said...

I want to do that too!

November 6, 2013 at 8:36 PM  
Anonymous Bluetiful Blossom said...

Thx PinkHugzAndPlayinInFun & Anonymous! Your advice really helped :)

November 6, 2013 at 11:45 PM  
Anonymous pink-a-boo said...

#1 I remember talk about your BFF week! that was fun.
#2 You were awesome at answering all those questions! boy stuff is my weak spot :)
#3 you're probably so mad because you don't think it's true, and you don't like how they're teasing you. My advice: don't worry too much about it. boy teasing happens, and it's something that would be useful to get used to.
#4 soft spot means he likes you/has a crush on you ;)

Anonymous on November 3:
Yep, that's perfectly normal! although first periods are usually light, they can be heavy too. considering yours was slightly heavy the first time, be prepared for heavier periods to come. they may not get any heavier, but they most likely will not get lighter.
Also, they'll get longer, which brings us to the second point. having a 1-day-long period for your first one is normal. in fact, for some girls, their first period is only a small spot in their panties, and then it's over.
Also, don't be alarmed if you don't have a period next month, or if you have one in 2 weeks, or something else that could be considered unusual. for the first 2 years or so, it's normal to be irregular in your period schedual. at the same time, it's just as normal to be regular. Just giving you a heads up on that one!

Hope I helped!

November 7, 2013 at 2:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PinkhugzandPlayinginfun said...
Ok no offense but this whole letters thing is so confusing! ould you please next time not use letters. I mean IDK . Sorry I didnt understand :(

November 8, 2013 at 5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jemma I have had this question 4ever but why is soem period blood for some girls lighter than 4 others??????????????

November 8, 2013 at 5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I learned by stretching.

November 9, 2013 at 1:07 PM  
Anonymous Cupcake_cutie said...

@Anonymous on November 8 at 5:45 PM
You might as well ask why girls are different bra sizes or even why some girls are tall and others short. my guess is that it's just genetics, like if your mom or grandma had something, you probably have it too. hope i helped!

November 9, 2013 at 8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


November 10, 2013 at 2:46 PM  
Anonymous Nominique said...

hey guys i need help talking to a boy i like he is really tall and cute if you can help that would be nice bye guys god bless you guys

November 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM  
Anonymous leaper said...

hey @Nominique just complement him say "oh hey i couldn't help but notice your a really good football player" or something like that. then you guys will end up talking about something totally different by the end of the talk try to ask for his number or email address or something it worjked for me hope it works for you too!!

November 10, 2013 at 7:23 PM  
Anonymous leaper said...

i mean worked

November 10, 2013 at 7:24 PM  
Anonymous coolgab1216 said...

I totally understand being nervous to talk to this guy but you could still walk over to him and maybe say hi or start a conversation and soon you guys could be friends hope I helped God bless

November 12, 2013 at 7:19 AM  
Anonymous Alyssa said...

hey @nominique I understand how you feel i think you should try. You should walk to him tell him hi ask can you be friends get to know each other and I glady feel that soon he will like you just for who you are!! Remember God watches over you!!!!!!

November 15, 2013 at 6:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This helps!

November 25, 2013 at 9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, if you need to get flexible do yoga and maybe join gymnastics, it helps! Plus you don't need to lose weight to be flexible so love who you are and just use our advice.
Think Pink!

November 27, 2013 at 10:54 AM  
Anonymous spaarkles said...

I have been a cheerleader since I was 9 years old and im in 8th grade right now and I recently quit and started volleyball. the best advice I can give you is to Stretch-do lots of yoga moves and try to drink lots of water ,Exercise- jumping jacks,squats,planks (if it doesn't hurt your not doing it correct LOL),Practice your sharp movements and loud projection and being the best cheerleader you can be !
. Your weight should not determine wether you can be a cheerleader or not because there are lots of "thick" girls that are cheerleaders and are really GOOD cheerleaders.
the main reason mostgirls don't make the squad is because they don't stand out by smiling lots, sharp motions, and SPIRIT(; honestly watching youtube videos trained me to b the best cheerleader I could be.

November 29, 2013 at 3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It took me a long time to get my splits :)
I stretched out my legs twice a day for about a month, and I was finally able to get down :)

November 30, 2013 at 3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is this really going to help I never tried it

November 30, 2013 at 11:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i go to ballet classes and im so flexible and im very skinny and arabesks are super easy for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 10, 2013 at 7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you really want to get flexible try out doing gymnastics, dance, or ice skating. All of these improve flexibility. But an easier solution is to do stretches and yogo poses often.

December 15, 2013 at 7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you really want to get flexible try out doing gymnastics, dance, or ice skating. All of these improve flexibility. But an easier solution is to do stretches and yogo poses often.

December 15, 2013 at 7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you should kick out every once in a while and don't wear tight jeans it is even harder to do it with them and try some martial arts and yoga while your at it that should help you get more flexible and maybe if you get flexible enough you might be able to do splits

December 20, 2013 at 9:34 AM  
Anonymous Happygirl21 said...

It just takes practice.Im in cheer and I find it easiest if 15-20 minutes a day I attempt to do the splits and do some stretches.After you get used to it it will be really easy to do the splits.You just have to be willing to wait

December 27, 2013 at 11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While i watch TV i usually just sit in my split and it works

January 1, 2014 at 10:48 PM  
Anonymous limber girl said...

strech every day. each day youll get a little bit more flexible.
p.s. it takes a while

January 8, 2014 at 2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go as far as you can just once a day and eventually you WILL make it. Believe me, it worked for me and I've never been able to do a split before.

January 9, 2014 at 11:04 PM  
Anonymous PopcornMunch said...

I'm Tweve, and I can't do any of those things! It doesn't matter of you can't, im sure you have your own talents! There's other things more important than being flexible!

January 12, 2014 at 2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I'd say I was just born flexible. However, I was starting to lose my flexibility. To get my splits, I went as far down as possible, held it for 15 seconds, and then was able to go further. I kept doing this until I had my splits! To stretch for a scorpion I just do a bridge and stretch out my back. Then, when you are beginning hold onto a wall and grab your right leg with your left hand or vice versa. Pull it to the back and towards your head a little. Try to see what grip and position works for you. Voila! There's your scorpion!

January 13, 2014 at 10:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try a sport you really love and see how you need flexibility,practice other streches to become better.

January 15, 2014 at 5:24 PM  
Anonymous deerfield said...

Just do your best

January 25, 2014 at 5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a flexible person so I don't really know how you feel but I would recommend watching some videos on YouTube to teach you some strechs.

January 25, 2014 at 8:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a creepishly flexible person and the way I learnt to do my first split was just to practise,practise,practise! Do it every day, just make sure you don't push yourselfr too far or you might strain a muscle. :)

January 29, 2014 at 4:31 AM  
Anonymous Wolves08 said...

Hey people!

If you want to be pretty flexible all you need to do is practice and mabye even do a countdown to flexibility goals!

Wolves08 over and out..

February 2, 2014 at 8:04 PM  
Anonymous polkadots said...

hey I do cheer leading now thru a homeschool thing and I learned about "pretty splits" and "not so pretty splits". pretty is when you sit up and not so pretty is when u lean down and try and push yourself far. I try and do pretty but it hurts to much cause it put too much pressure on my legs. does anyone also know bout pretty and not so pretty splits and how to do them right??????????? think polkadotted rainbow colours

February 22, 2014 at 2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First did have you a good reason to lie but u must still tell the truth ok but it will all work out dude don't worry

February 23, 2014 at 2:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's right u should also exercise

February 23, 2014 at 2:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just went down as far as I could, held it, came up again, stretched, and repeated it. I used my fingers as a measurement for how much I went down, e.g. pinky, pointer. like, in between the floor and you-know where...

March 3, 2014 at 5:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can do the splits and what I did was get two chairs and just go down and you can learn how too do them in no time

March 8, 2014 at 5:27 PM  
Anonymous Remakingabraverme said...

My sister is incredibly flexible-like, IM famous for her flexibility. She stretches for half an hour every day, but remember to go easy on yourself for most of it, you don't want to hurt yourself. Touch your toes, straighten up, go a little further, straighten up, until your palm is flat on the ground (this may take several weeks, don't rush yourself!!), and do that with all stretches.

March 17, 2014 at 10:54 AM  
Anonymous justcarlee said...

random questions: (just asking don't worry!)
Does anybody play with play- dough? I used to
Is anybody scared of snakes? i am
Does anybody have never had a crush on
anyone? i have, is that okay?

March 17, 2014 at 2:57 PM  
Anonymous justcarlee said...

chocolate chip cookies taste sooooo good
do u agree with puprleface

March 17, 2014 at 2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want to be flexible and it isn't working out, don't blame yourself. Being flexible takes a lot of practice and stretching and it has nothing to do with "weight".

April 4, 2014 at 6:46 AM  
Anonymous justCarlee said...

i have never had a crush on a boy before!

April 6, 2014 at 12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look I know how you feel but try try and don't give up.

April 11, 2014 at 1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stretch everyday but don't force it. You might hurt yourself if you push it too much. Practice your split on a hard surface

April 18, 2014 at 5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go on Youtube and look up flexibility videos. Think pink girls

May 5, 2014 at 4:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok so i do not do cheer but i dance alot and now i have all three splits. i strech every day now. if u want 2 get your scorpion try do ing your splits even if u dont have them yet and try to get your back foot to touch your head. when you have ur splits,
put ur arms up in fith and try to bend back and grab ur leg. that is how i got my scorpion. when you have alot of time 1 day, strech as much as u can!i got my splits in like 2 hours of constant streching. after that, the next day wasnt so difficult 2 get my splits. after that, i would just do a lunge, then go into a thing where you are standing on 1 knee but ur front leg is straight, and then go into ur splits. i hope i helped and i have no doubt ul make the team in no time! hope i helped!

May 5, 2014 at 6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stretch a little more every night before bed. you have to be able to relax your muscles when you are in the split. as you relax you will automatically sink into your split more and more. exercise every day and eat lots of healthy food so you can improve even more!

May 21, 2014 at 5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

once you have your splits including your straddle, it you sit in them while doing homework or watching t.v, you will feel more stretched. when your in the straddle, rotate your hips to the ground and lay in it

May 23, 2014 at 6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am in dance classes and gymnastic classes and that helped me increase my flexibility. Now I can do some pretty cool things I couldn't do before. Stretching parts like your abs, arms, legs, back, and even your neck can help increase flexibility. :)

July 8, 2014 at 8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do yoga every day. It will also lessen you do any other sports like gymnastics?you might want to.

July 23, 2014 at 1:25 PM  
Anonymous Catgal 89 said...

I can almost do the splits. I practice every chance I get. It might be uncomfortable at first but eventually you'll get the hang of it.

July 29, 2014 at 2:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i cant do a cartwheel. please help! when my friends ask me to do one and i cant the kinda just turn away. dose anyone have any advice

August 1, 2014 at 3:57 PM  
Anonymous polkadots said...

practice practice practice I couldn't do a cartwheel either until a month ago and im almost thirteen just ask ur friends for help

August 4, 2014 at 12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do gymnastics and my coach says the best thing to do if you want to be flexible is stretch stretch stretch all you can it really helps :)

August 5, 2014 at 12:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do splits while doing your homework.
Do flips into water when you have free time.
Find a gymnastics place and try a flip.

August 11, 2014 at 11:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can do all three (middle, left and right) splits and all hyper-extended splits. If you don't know what a hyper extended split is, look it up on google or something. :)! I also can do a needle

August 27, 2014 at 5:56 PM  
Anonymous Advice Gal said...

Hey Niya!

I started out exactly like you. I have been taking dance lessons for five years, but I have always been the smallest there. And I couldn't do the splits or anything! I was so worried about my weight, and how it would prevent me from achieving flexy-thon.

I learned that it doesn't matter how you look, or how you are. It may sound boring, but practise does make perfect. I joined a stretch class, and I've practised. So here are my top tips for you, and for anyone who has a problem like this:

1) Join a local stretch class or yoga club, and attend whenever possible. The instructor will not just go through exercises, but also give you personal tips on how to improve.

2) Choose your target. Now you're doing regular stretching, decide which move you want to perfect. You could do a cartwheel, the splits, a flip, a Y Stand, or a toe touch. If you don't know these, look them up on a search engine.
TOP TIP: Search engines will usually lead you to YouTube videos, which often contain advice on moves like these.

3) Practise makes perfect, so practise! Say you're working on a Y Stand. Decide on a regular practise time, so maybe you'll do your Y Stand practise twice in the afternoon, and once in the evening. Something like that.

4) Cram in all the extra practise time you can get. Stretch your legs during the adverts when you're watching TV, or have a gentle practise to keep you busy in the time you're supposed to be doing your homework.

5) Encourage others. If you have a friend who can't wait to perfect their backflip, why not do your stretch class or your practising together? It could also become a regular bonding activity. And if you're lucky, maybe your mum will let you out to the cinema with your pal afterwards!

Well, I hope I have helped. I have now improved, and I hope everyone else reading does as well. And remember, be patient. It sometimes comes more quickly or slowly to certain people, but your cartwheels won't fix themselves overnight. And remember, whatever you do, have fun! And do remember to show the older kids in your dance class what you can do!

SPECIAL MESSAGE TO NIYA: Good luck for next time, going for the cheerleading squad! I know you'll make it this time. Thanks!

Advice Gal

December 19, 2014 at 5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm flexible.

January 2, 2015 at 12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! I want you to know you are not alone, and just becuse you might be bigger that the other girls, does not mean you cant be flexible. I really like to dance so i have been praticing alot which helps my flexibility. Tips to get you flexible are:
1Stretch. in the mornings,at night,while doing homework, whenever! I felt that streaching in the morning helped me be more awake for school and more focused. It doesnt have to be a lenghthly stretch,just reach to the sky, bow down to your toes, and twist your upper body while your feet stay square.
2Youtube! Youtube is where i learned a lot of stretches that helped me become a gymnast! Ask your parents for permission first and if they say no, explain to then why and maybe work oout a deal.
3 Pratice,Pratice,Pratice! Having a routine is very important Once you set up a routine(ex: Get out of bed, Stretch, Eat breackfast, Brussh your teeth...) it will be a lot eaiser and will come more natural to stretch.
Thats it! hope it helps

January 4, 2015 at 4:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi! im a dancer so i can do a split but when the season closes for the summer i lose all flexibility whatsoever, so i understand! im not that good at putting things into words without showing you, though. i recommend looking it up on youtube. there are plenty of videos on "how to get your splits". good luck!

April 13, 2015 at 5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Girl, Paris must be my second mental home. Shoot for the stars and don't you just stop there! Think Australian!

August 10, 2015 at 9:10 PM  
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March 4, 2016 at 8:41 PM  
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March 4, 2016 at 8:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have been i gymnastics for 2 years now ad i love it

July 1, 2016 at 3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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