1) do compression lifts for middle splits these are a life saver. 2) touch your toes but think of going up and over. 3) lunges build muscle and help the flexibility 4) stretching splits 5) putting your leg on a counter or something high enough and bending over hope this helps
Push yourself! Try harder and be determined! Believe in yourself. Doing that plus stretching will make improvements. It could be you are not ready for it yet. I have been trying to get my ariel for almost 2 years!!