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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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Great New Years Resolutions for Pole and Aerial!

Great New Years Resolutions for Pole and Aerial!

Happy New Year! It’s that time of year again where I’m sitting down to write my new years resolutions. They usually include: eat less chocolate (I’m currently finishing off the last of the quality street, Christmas calories still don’t count, right?!), do more ab workouts and get into a gym routine. Everyone has different goals for their pole and aerial training so I’ve put together a list of great resolutions that can help you with your goals!

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2017 Pole and Aerial Catch Up

2017 Pole and Aerial Catch Up

I’m sure I say it every year but I really can’t believe how quickly 2017 has gone! I feel like I’ve had such a rollercoaster year! Although, I’ve had so much going on that my own pole and aerial training has taken a back seat. I thought this is the perfect time to write a quick blog post about the year.

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Tips to Nail that Trick!

Tips to Nail that Trick!

Everyone has that one trick they just can’t do. There’s no reason you can’t do it, you’re strong and flexible enough. You can do lots of harder moves but for some reason this one move is just not happening. It’s so frustrating! Luckily you’re not alone, almost everyone has a nemesis move. (Mine are: pole – janeiro, hoop – barrel rolls, silks – splits balance.) I got so annoyed at not being able to do them that I just avoided them but now I’m determined to revisit the moves I should be able to do and nail them!

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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!