Intro to Aerial Straps Class/Intensive (2 day)
Learn fundamental techniques for safe and effective training of aerial straps that will improve your power and control across all apparatuses. Students warm up using a set of exercises designed to pre-habilitate and strengthen the shoulders, then cover fundamental static positions on straps (meathook, inverted straddle, nutcracker, croc, support, flag, and side balance). The end of the workshop will focus on 2 and 1-arm spinning using the dynamic technique of flares to invert to different positions. Straps are fun!
This workshop will be beneficial for aerial artists who want to improve their spinning technique, meathooks/reverse-meathooks, roll-ups, and other skills on any apparatus. No straps experience required.
Students will not be conditioned to death. They WILL learn a series of progressive conditioning and skill drills to walk away with to make gains for weeks (for planches/inversions/dynamic movement) after the intensive.
Prerequisites: 2 arm inversions of any kind (straddle-up, tuck-up, pike-up), 1-arm hangs with engaged shoulder for 10-20 seconds (or 2-arm for 30), and 20-30 second wall handstand or 45-second plank.