For some people January means newness, fresh starts and hope. For others it's the dreariest time of the year and stagnation comes in the form of unfulfilled goals. Ok, maybe not that bad, but I have never been a believer in trending with the masses and setting New Years' Resolutions. However I do believe that there are ways to destroy stagnation, especially with fitness. January is a great month to try new fitness programs or change up what you are doing in the gym. First off
Here is the follow-up post for Upper Back Imbalances for Polers and Aerialists. Basically we are going to look at some corrective exercises that can help work the underdeveloped muscles in the upper and middle back, i.e., the rhomboids and lower traps. As discussed in the first post, these muscle groups and the smaller shoulder girdle muscles tend to be underdeveloped while the lats and pecs tend to get overdeveloped. The upper traps may or may not get over developed as well.
How do I teach aerial or pole to out of shape clients? This is one of the most asked questions we get from instructors. I wanted to create trainings that had progressive teaching method and material that was applicable to the average client walking into a yoga studio, gym, aerial arts or pole studio. This client could be very fit; he or she could participant in other sports or workout regularly. Or this new client may not be regularly exercising or has not exercised in a long
The shoulder mount is one of the coolest moves in the pole universe. It’s gymnastic, magical and definitely on every polers tic list for goal moves. It can also be a move that torments, makes people cry and eludes on the journey with pole. Important factors in the Shoulder Mount 1. Strength and Engagement 2. Mechanics. We will get to this piece of the equation in How to Get the Shoulder Mount PART 2 3. Controlled Momentum. We will get to this in another blog post. The Set-up
In aerial arts and pole we are frequently performing movement that requires us to rotate one section of the body. For example fan legs or handsprings in pole, a twisting downward dog in aerial yoga or a hip hang to back balance in the aerial hoop. Often we are using this rotation to transition from one move to another. Transitions, from a performance standpoint, need to be clean, in order to have clean transitions you need serious strength and control in the core. The major m
Why You Should Be Weight Training (Part 1) Corrective Exercises for Pectoral and Latissimus Dorsi Over Development. A lot of us know the side benefit to pole and aerial arts is the strength training and many of us do not feel the need to go to the gym to lift. But chances are we really should be weightlifting. General benefits of weight training: 1. More muscle equals more calories burned. Muscles use fuel; fuel is calories, the more muscle and more fuel. 2. Stronger tendons,
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