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I was so ready to get on the fabrics tonight after watching the amazing skills of my fellow students at last night’s showcase. Congrats on a well executed spring showcase, @aircraftaerial! Here’s hoping I can remember to point my feet in time for the next one 😆
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#crochet #straddleslackdrop #aerials #circus #silks #motivationmonday #flexiblegirl #pointyourfeet #thoseorangepantstho
Double foot lock, split roll up, arabesque, then prep for crossback straddle #aerialsilks #aerialnation #aerialarts #circuseverydamnday
Working on that dive roll/salto...can you tell I was exhausted 😂😂 #aircraftaerialarts #aerialsilks #aerialarts #circuseverydamnday #aerialnation
Pullover with no foot tagging! Next step, keep legs together. Getting it back slowly. I’ll take any bit of progress. 👍 #operationgetridofthebabyfat #3monthspostpartum #aerialistmom #pulloverprogress #wakeupabs #babybellypooch #hipbalance
Got some lyra action in tonight after teaching. Still working on those inversion muscles. Body is getting stronger slow & steady. Thanks @marcidiamond_mamacircus for letting me drop in! Wearing my @grata.designs zebra print leggings! ❤️ #3monthspostpartum #gettingstrongereveryday #slowandsteady #fitmom #lyraclass #gratadesigns #zebraprintleggings
Worked on sequencing some moves together with the help of @thebrandeshow, going to miss taking her classes 😭 #aerialsilks #aerialarts #aerialnation #circuseverydamnday #aircraftaerialarts
About 1 yr ago I tried my 1st aerials “class” in #montreal. Little did I know then that an “open class” is not a class. This seated swing pose was one of the only things I could do that day. The following week I was so sore that I needed help undressing. Sorry, TMI. 
It wasn’t until 5 months later I decided to take actual classes in #boston. Now I can climb to the top, hold myself in strange positions, & do some drops! It’s been empowering to be a witness to my own progress and achieve things I once thought impossible. Here’s to self improvement in all of its forms. 🧚🏽‍♀️
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#progress #empowerment #selfimprovement #practicemakesbetter #youcandoit #believeinyourself #aerial #aerials #aerialsilks #aerialarts #aerialist #swing #doublecrochet #sore #sorefordays #fitnessfriday
About 1 yr ago I tried my 1st aerials “class” in #montreal . Little did I know then that an “open class” is not a class. This seated swing pose was one of the only things I could do that day. The following week I was so sore that I needed help undressing. Sorry, TMI. It wasn’t until 5 months later I decided to take actual classes in #boston . Now I can climb to the top, hold myself in strange positions, & do some drops! It’s been empowering to be a witness to my own progress and achieve things I once thought impossible. Here’s to self improvement in all of its forms. 🧚🏽‍♀️ . . . #progress  #empowerment  #selfimprovement  #practicemakesbetter  #youcandoit  #believeinyourself  #aerial  #aerials  #aerialsilks  #aerialarts  #aerialist  #swing  #doublecrochet  #sore  #sorefordays  #fitnessfriday 
Improve your balance, strengthen your glutes, increase your straddles and your straddle pancakes by strengthening your glute medius muscle. ~
🔺Lie on your side, bottom leg bent in 90/90. 🔺Top leg straight. 🔺Support of head on bottom arm. 🔺Roll/Tipp topo hip towards the floor in front of you. This help isolate your glute medius and ensure that your TFL doesn’t take over this movement. 🔺Engage you core (pelvic floor lifted & rib cage knitted) and stack hips. This should create a space or lightness between your anatomical waist and the floor and also bring your spine out of lateral flexion. In #Pilates we say creating some space for a mouse 🐭 to run under there. Lol
🔺Extend leg behind you a little. Make sure not to arch the back to do this. Most people do not have a lot of hip extension, so your leg may not actually extend very far. 🔺Exhale, contract glute medius-the side butt muscle-to lift leg. Repeat 20 times. 🔺Next keep leg hip height and extended and squeeze glute medius to externally rotate the leg so the knee and toes point more towards the ceiling. Repeat 20 times. ~
If you have any questions leave a comment.
Improve your balance, strengthen your glutes, increase your straddles and your straddle pancakes by strengthening your glute medius muscle. ~ 🔺Lie on your side, bottom leg bent in 90/90. 🔺Top leg straight. 🔺Support of head on bottom arm. 🔺Roll/Tipp topo hip towards the floor in front of you. This help isolate your glute medius and ensure that your TFL doesn’t take over this movement. 🔺Engage you core (pelvic floor lifted & rib cage knitted) and stack hips. This should create a space or lightness between your anatomical waist and the floor and also bring your spine out of lateral flexion. In #Pilates  we say creating some space for a mouse 🐭 to run under there. Lol 🔺Extend leg behind you a little. Make sure not to arch the back to do this. Most people do not have a lot of hip extension, so your leg may not actually extend very far. 🔺Exhale, contract glute medius-the side butt muscle-to lift leg. Repeat 20 times. 🔺Next keep leg hip height and extended and squeeze glute medius to externally rotate the leg so the knee and toes point more towards the ceiling. Repeat 20 times. ~ If you have any questions leave a comment.
Sometimes you gotta make your own sound effects 😂 #circus #OneLegRollUp #tadaa
Duo silks stuff! #aerialsilks #duosilks #aerialarts #circuseverydamnday with @nahcttam 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
I forget what this is called but it was fun 😊 #aerialsilks #aircraftaerialarts #circuseverydamnday
Scenes from this mornings #aerialconditioning class. Standing needle leg lifts to really activate the glutes and the ‘thut’. Glutes are really important in aerials, but their often forgotten in #training. Glutes are part of your #core and where leg activation begins. Where keeping your legs in a shape begins. .
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#glutes #legs #gymnastictraining #butts #aerialtraining #circusconditioning #circusstrong #circusstrength
We look forward to open practice all week; However (as seen by my video of dragon failure) it’s just not the same without your teacher in the room. We made a great effort today though! Cross back straddle, some carefully walked out ginger “drops”, and look at that nice set up for dragon!
#aerials #silks #inversions #flying #openpracticeshenanigans #safetyiskey #aerialfriends #backgroundcommentary #😂
Are you looking for an exercise to help with cleaning inverting (especially with straight legs) or to help with piking/straddle piking for press handstands? Try this exercise: Standing straight leg lift offs. 🔸Find a platform that is just a little lower than how high you can lift your leg. 🔸Place your leg on said platform with hips square, down foot facing forward to ensure your hips stay square. 🔸 Inhale, contract deep core with pelvic floor lift and TA engagement & knit the rib cage together with external oblique. 🔸Squeeze  glute & quad of standing leg. Keep squeezing core. Isometrically contract quad of leg on platform. 🔸Send all this contraction up into outstretched arms and contain in fists. Your squeezing your ‘everything’ 🔸Exhale contract quad/Hip flexor of elecated leg more to lift it off the platform. Hold lifted up for 2 seconds and then lower with control to surface. 🔸Repeat 10x each leg. Make sure not to lean back, bend standing leg or tuck pelvis under as you lift the leg. ✳️For more details read the blog post on cleaning inverting on the website. Link in bio-click blog in menu. 
#leglifts #cleanlyinvert #inversiontraining #legs #legstrengthening #circusconditioning #aerialconditioning #invert #piketraining #straddlepike
Are you looking for an exercise to help with cleaning inverting (especially with straight legs) or to help with piking/straddle piking for press handstands? Try this exercise: Standing straight leg lift offs. 🔸Find a platform that is just a little lower than how high you can lift your leg. 🔸Place your leg on said platform with hips square, down foot facing forward to ensure your hips stay square. 🔸 Inhale, contract deep core with pelvic floor lift and TA engagement & knit the rib cage together with external oblique. 🔸Squeeze glute & quad of standing leg. Keep squeezing core. Isometrically contract quad of leg on platform. 🔸Send all this contraction up into outstretched arms and contain in fists. Your squeezing your ‘everything’ 🔸Exhale contract quad/Hip flexor of elecated leg more to lift it off the platform. Hold lifted up for 2 seconds and then lower with control to surface. 🔸Repeat 10x each leg. Make sure not to lean back, bend standing leg or tuck pelvis under as you lift the leg. ✳️For more details read the blog post on cleaning inverting on the website. Link in bio-click blog in menu. #leglifts  #cleanlyinvert  #inversiontraining  #legs  #legstrengthening  #circusconditioning  #aerialconditioning  #invert  #piketraining  #straddlepike