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Aerial Silks Tips To Get Your Straddle

Aerial Silks Tips To Get Your Straddle

A straddle is one of those really annoying moves that looks like it should be fairly easy. It’s actually really hard to get a straddle. Especially being able to lift into it, hold the position and come down gracefully! I receive so many messages from people asking for tips on how to get a good straddle. So I’ve put together some conditioning exercises that will target the muscles you use for a straddle and that use the same movements to help your body work out what it’s supposed to be doing!

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Ways to get into an Aerial Silks Hiplock/Hipkey

Ways to get into an Aerial Silks Hiplock/Hipkey

A hiplock is also commonly known as a hipkey. It is a move in which you have the silks wrapped around your upper thighs and roll into them so they come across your hips and lock you into place. Once you’re in it you need to squeeze everything! It should feel secure and not painful, which is my favourite kind of move!

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Aerial Silks Wristlock Moves

Aerial Silks Wristlock Moves

There are so many wristlock moves out there! There are ones that are good for conditioning, ones that stretch you, pretty ones, one handed ones, the list is endless! I had almost forgotten about wristlocks until recently, one of my students wanted to try a couple. Going through some of my old videos reignited my passion for them!

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10 Aerial Silks Intermediate Drops

10 Aerial Silks Intermediate Drops

I love drops on the aerial silks! For me, drops are the best (and scariest) thing about silks. I think I may be a secret adrenalin junkie. It’s always best to start off small, but even the smallest drops can be terrifying the first time you try them. There are so many drops out there, and new ones being created all the time. You’ll never run out of new ones to learn.

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It’s Not All About the Perfect Picture

It’s Not All About the Perfect Picture

You wouldn’t think it, but this picture took me about 10 minutes to get. 10 minutes of trying to get the right amount of spin so I got all angles but not too much that it was blurry. Changing leg positions, looking up, down, to the side. Checking the video, taking screenshots and trying again to get it Instagram perfect. It’s not even a move! Us aerialists and polers are such a nightmare for this, I know I’m not alone, right?

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Aerial Silks Climbs

Aerial Silks Climbs

Climbing to the top of the aerial silks was one of my first silks goals. It’s such a proud moment when you manage to climb to the top for the first time! I first learnt a French climb so this is the one I generally use the most. It’s fun to mix it up a bit sometimes, especially when you’re doing combinations and routines.