Do you have a hard time inverting in the air? Do you swing a lot when you get on your apparatus? Do you find it challenging to lift your knees toward your chest with control? If so, it could be the jump habit to blame!
So what is the jump habit? Glad you asked! Anytime your feet leave the mat (or the fabric itself) you push off with your feet & jump up into the skill instead of using strength and control.
Jumping your way into skills may help you to feel successful in the moment, but you're actually cheating yourself out of building much-needed strength! Not to mention, it can result in inefficient and sloppy technique.
When you're new to aerial, you may need a little jump to help you get your booty over your head, totally understandable! However, as you gain more experience, the small jump should gradually go away. If you're not aware of this, it can worsen!
Aim to gradually transfer your weight into your upper body while remaining light in your feet.
When inverting draw your elbows down toward your hips while you use your core and hip-flexors to lift your feet from the mat simultaneously (or the fabric itself if you're in the air). When climbing the same concept applies, pull-up gradually or hang with long arms. Use your core & hip flexor strength to lift your feet from the mat or the fabric itself. 🐶 Imagine there is a litter of cute puppies underneath you. Whenever you leave the mat or step back down, DON'T smash your puppies! • 🙈 Guilty of the jump habit ? • 💡Sometimes it's necessary to take a few steps back to make a big leap forward. Please don't feel defeated, awareness is the first step! •
💡 It would be beneficial to get a pull-up bar at home & work on the hang-time exercise in the video along with pull-ups to build your strength •
💡You don't know until you know! Now you have more know-how to improve • 🧚🏻♀️ D𝘪𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘪𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴? V𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘪𝘰 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 I𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 M𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘥 𝘦𝘯𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯!
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