I used to be able to do splits when I studied martial arts. It takes a long time to gain that flexibility (and not so long to lose it). Just keep at it. Age does play a factor, but anyone can do it...Cory said:I've never been very flexible, even though I've been active all my life. I couldn't touch my toes without bending my knees when I was 12 years old, and the longer I live the worse it gets.
Periodically I begin what I intend to be a life-changing flexibility enhancement program, but I really hate to do it and rarely stick with it for more than a few weeks. Same thing this year--I've been stretching pretty consistently since the first of the year, I hate it every time and I don't see any significant improvement. If I were training for a ride or lifting weights, of course I wouldn't EXPECT much improvement in three weeks, but this is so unpleasant for me that I want results NOW. Somebody give me a success story to keep me going.