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Hamstrings and Your Aerial Straddle

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Have you been working on your adductors and the Zaichik Butterfly Stretch presented in the last article, but still need a little extra length to get those perfect lines in your aerial straddle? If your straddle lines are already straight but you're trying to get it flat to 180 degrees (or further!), stay tuned for next week’s edition for a more advanced stretch. Circus Artists ALWAYS go for that WOW factor- even when they fire things up a little bit more!   Let’s see what we can do! Our next stretch to help you achieve an amazing aerial inverted straddle will focus on...

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Improve Your Aerial Silks Straddle Up

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Have you been struggling with the straight leg straddle up? A straight leg straddle up- in the air and upside down- is a foundational skill for all aerialists. Whether you do silks, trapeze, lyra, or rope- executing a clean straddle up is essential for climbs, mounts, and tricks. The primary movements of the hip that are performed in this move are flexion, abduction, and external rotation. Some of these muscles need stretched and some of them need strengthened properly in order to efficiently execute this move. First, let’s review how to properly perform a straddle up. You must be able...

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