Now you will need to warm up your arm and leg muscles. Cold muscles are harder to work with and more painful to stretch. I usually run in place for a couple of minutes and do some forward arm circles.
Next we will stretch for a split. Go to a lunging position, right leg forward.
Repeat on the left leg. Hold each stretch for at least 30 seconds, longer if you want to gain flexibility faster.
The most important part of stretching is not over-doing it. Never hold a stretch if it is painful, because you can strain/pull a muscle. However, mild pain is normal, so don't give up too easily.
Repeat these stretches 2-3 times a day, and depending on your level of persistence, you could be sitting in your splits in as little as three weeks!