The head-to-toe stretch is rooted in Chinese martial arts, where it was used as a test of dedication and simultaneously developed unrivaled kicking range-of-motion. Other disciplines such as dance and rhythmic gymnastics use this shape as crowd-pleasers. While the full standing split won’t be relevant for people outside of these disciplines, we believe hamstring flexibility to be a key asset in athletics, injury-prevention, and core to comfortable everyday mobility. With that in mind, working toward the head-to-toe is like riding a train with many stops along the way. The final stop being the standing split, but with the stops before arriving at many worthwhile range-of-motion benefits.
But if you ride the train far enough, you’ll also gain epic proof of your flexibility, like our M3 clients here: