One of the main concepts that can help anyone wanting to get more mobile is assessing how well their nerves slide in the body. Your nervous system can affect your flexibility in two very different ways.
The first is actually the mechanics of your nervous system. While we often think of nerves as being these tiny, almost invisible, magical things that run all over your body, the truth is that your bigger nerves are more like rope or string. An even better analogy is that they are electrical wire, complete with insulation. They are quite resilient and are designed to slide, rather than stretch when we move.
However, if there are restrictions along the line of the main nerves, this can cause major restrictions in your flexibility. The secret to increasing your flexibility is in identifying and releasing the blockage, by utilising specific massage techniques, mobilisations and carefully structured movements to get the nerves sliding again. In this way you can easily move through your old level restrictions, and keep your new found mobility much more easily! There are many different ways of doing these techniques, however over the years I have found a selection that seems to work well for just about everyone, which are outlined in my Front Splits Fast flexibility program.