While it’s preferable to learn when you are young and more flexible, it is not impossible to start doing the splits when you are older with proper effort. Learning how to do the splits will increase your range of motion and balance, which is always important. Whenever performing a physical workout, you should always start off with a warm up. A couple of minutes running or using a jump rope is usually enough to get the blood flowing and warm up your muscle.
Before you start, keep these things in mind...
Practice doing splits on a padded area.
Dress up in comfortable clothes while practicing and stretching.
Do not jump while stretching
When it starts hurting, stop practicing and take a break