Using a Contrast Spiral in Twisted Grip

Jessica John doing aerial hoop in her garage

Jen Crane and Simone Muscat have been talking about twisted grip, and I wanted to add some “yes and” đź’° information. You might also call the “twisted grip” the “flamenco grip.” Po-TAY-toes, Po-TAH-toes.

A contrast spiral is formed in the body when you have one side of a joint going in one direction and the other side going in the other. It can feel weird in the body, especially if you never do it or you never train it. So like all things, you want to prepare your body for the demands you want to place on it under in the air, but under conditions with less complexity and less load.

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