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Incredible Inverts How to Get A Straight-Legged Straddle Without All That Swearing

Miss Hannah Risner's Perfect Invert

Sweet heavens, yall better be glad I dont use a Swear Jar during class youd be broke and Id be a millionaire. What move is most swear-worthy? When do I hear the grunts, groans, and colorful metaphors galore? Whether you call them inverts, straddle-backs, or demented flying monkey swings, its tough to get that crisp, tight, straight-legged straddle were aiming for slightly bent legs, droopy tushies, and funky feet can make it feel like well never get there. Take heart, Dear Danglers help is on the way!

Anatomy of a Sassy Straddle

There are several pillars of aerial work pull-ups being one, inverts being another. A crummy invert sets the stage for sloppy work (and makes your butt look heavy NOOOOOOOOO!), so its worth putting in the time and effort it takes to execute clean, snappy straddles. Heres what were looking for:

strong upper body position to start arms are either bent with elbows to your waist & hands between the boobies, or straight overhead (much more difficult).

clean take-off legs sweep cleanly around the fabric. DO NOT kick your fabric out of the way it doesnt look nearly as ninja-fabulous as you might think, just spastic.

quick tap of the legs together, then a strong fan outwards and overhead no pause or tempo (beat-back) this is a Very Bad Habit. Dont make me get my taser.

straight legs (bent frog legs are acceptable when beginning, or when used as an artistic choice)

high, elevated derriere (no droopy drawers or saggy assets!)

How to Get There Aerial Straddle Training Tips

Beginners youre ready to start training inversions when you can hold yourself reliably with bent arms on the fabric. At first, its kind of a get-into-your-straddle-any-way-you-can situation. Remember dont flail or be spastic not sexy. Keep working, youll get it.

If you think your hamstring flexibility (or lack of) is messing with your position, work consistently on stretching them out.

Mixed level/advanced now, we WORK. Get into your full straddle position. Lower down SLOOOOOOOWLY, keeping your legs straight, and bending your arms back to your starting position. Again. Again. Again (you get the picture). By reverse training your inverts, youll not only strengthen the essential muscles, but youll get a grea idea of exactly when your ugly moment is happening so you can be aware of it.

Tip: think energy out the toes you have to engage the whole leg, and everything radiates outwards from your core. Think about laser beams shooting out of your feet (hum the theme from Star Wars, it helps).

Now EVERY time you train, add 5-10+ straddles into your conditioning, switching sides every 5 reps. Come down and do a little straddle dance youve earned it. May I suggest the song Rump Shaker? Werk it out.

And thats how we do it! How are you doing on the 30 day straddle challenge? If you havent started, what are you waiting for?

http://www.laurawitwer.com/2012/02/09/incredible-inverts-how-to-get-a-straight-legged-straddle-without-all-that-swearing/
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