Very similar Tezza,

I did a leg workout the day before stretching too so I think I may be able to shave a few centimetres off my split. Hopefully my side split. The technique I'm needing the splits for is called a butterfly side kick, where I jump up and perform a double side kick. I don't strictly need to be in the splits but i have to be able to reach chest height with both legs at the same time! If that technique isn't bad enough I also have to do a butterfly crescent kick. Same as butterfly side kick but with crescent kicks. My chief instructor says that when he did it and he was younger he could do the splits no problem and it nearly ripped his hips open!!

Train hard and act as if you like it!