Jen Crane and Simone Muscat have been talking about twisted grip today and I wanted to add some “yes and” 💰. 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 […]Read More Technique Tips: Contrast Spiral in Twisted Grip
I just wanted to share this article that I read today on internal vs. external cueing and share some of my thoughts. In it, Matt Kuzdub, a high-level tennis athlete, discusses what the research has shown on cueing and why he thinks that it is not all that. Hint: I agree! I like to think […]Read More My View on Internal vs. External Cueing
An over-reliance on the end result can make for an all-or-nothing training experience. While goals are important and worthy of your time, they can also distance you from the day-to-day work needed to accomplish them.Read More Is each day another you haven’t achieved your goals?
Do your hips need some love? Try out my weekly mobility class called Hips Hallelujah.Read More Make Your Hips Say Hallelujah
Here’s one of my favorite exercises to improve active shoulder flexion while in end-range thoracic extension. Cat Scratchers are great for Mexican handstands! You can use a band, strap, or block between your elbows to encourage engagement through your arms. 1️⃣ Face the wall seated on your heels with your knees touching it. (If this […]Read More Improve Your Shoulder Flexibility with Cat Scratchers
You might have noticed some construction around here… I’ve been hard at work planning what’s new for me and Circus Mobility in 2021.Read More I’m Knocking 2021 Out of the Park. Are You With Me?
The Hip Superman & Airplane is a great exercise for improving the strength of the gluteus medius, minimus, and deep external rotators as well as the proprioceptive components of the hip.Read More Let’s Fly! Stabilize the Hips with Supermans and Airplanes
Whether it’s splits or backbending, we want to avoid place all of our bend into a couple of vertebrae.Read More Yo! Don’t Dump Into Your Low Back
Splits, splits, splits! Focus on your back leg if you want to improve your splits. A great way to ensure that you don’t over-stretch your hamstrings, a super common injury for aerialists and over-eager stretchers, is to take them out of the equation. 1. All you have to do is place blocks under your front […]Read More WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR SPLITS? Focus On Your Back HIP
One of the most common issues I see with neck hangs (on all apparatuses) is not properly activating your deep neck flexors.Read More Start Here If You Want a Neck Hang