How would one go about this? I can't even touch my toes because I have very tight calves and hamstrings. I'd like to be able to touch my toes and do the splits. I don't want to further the sterotype of a muscle-bound oaf who can't reach round to wipe his own arse. Is there a way to practice this or is it simply a matter of doing it every day? How long to hold each stretch for? How many minutes per day? Any specific time that is better? (i.e. after a warm bath or shower) Before/after a workout or on a different day completely? I've read various things about whether should should stretch before a workout or not but it seems like nobody has made their minds up.