AdviceTraining
December 28, 2018

New year goals in contortion training

Goal setting is key when you're wanting to progress in an achievable way. I talk about goal setting in a previous post. In this post we're going to look at good methods of figuring out what your next goals should be. Rewind to the beginning of the year What were…
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AdviceSafety
December 16, 2018

How do I get flexible fast?

We're going to tell you how to get flexible in three easy steps! Just follow the guide below and you'll be flexible in no time at all! This is becoming a common clickbait line on social media. But at what cost? A good number of blog posts, youtube tutorials and…
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Information
December 9, 2018

What is a contortionist?

A bit about contortionists A contortionist is a person that practices Contortion. Contortionists are able to effortlessly complete many poses, tricks and skills in a performance or an act. These acts can take place on a stage or as a roaming set piece. Contortionist performances, like many other circus disciplines…
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AdviceTraining
December 2, 2018

Learn contortion as an adult

For many wanting to learn contortion it may seem like it is only accessible to those who are still in youth, or naturally flexible. Fortunately this is not the case. Starting contortion training when you're younger has obvious benefits, but this shouldn't discourage from wanting to start. When starting contortion…
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Advice
November 24, 2018

What is hypermobility?

Hypermobility and Contortion While there are many contortionists that don't have a natural inclination to flexibility, those with hypermobility manage to reach the very extremes of the human body. If you're naturally flexible you might find yourself the envy of other budding contortionists. What is hypermobility Hypermobility is the term…
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Advice
September 23, 2018

Being safe sharing contortion online

Making friends online all over the world is great especially when they all share your love of Contortion! There are some key things to remember especially when you're chatting to people you don't really know about your contortion training. Unfortunately there are a large number of people who like to…
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Advice
February 3, 2018

Get the best out of your contortion training space

The right training environment can make the world of difference to your training. The good thing with flexibility training is that you don’t require a massive amount of space, or equipment. There are some things, however, you should consider when setting up your training space. Floorspace is key Whilst this…
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Advice
February 3, 2018

Stop your winter contortion training getting cold

If you're one of us that enjoys a temperate climate, it likely means you experience the less enjoyable winter months. Contortion training during this time is hard. It gets dark earlier, it's cold outside and all you really want to do is burrito yourself in your duvet. But we want…
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AdviceTraining
April 17, 2017

Goal setting in your contortion training

Many beginner contortionists start flexibility training with the intention of a final pose, or trick in mind. This is good as it provides your training with purpose and keeps you motivated. It's easy to get demoralised when you don't see any progress and you're falling short of the expectations you have…
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AdviceTraining
April 17, 2017

5 mistakes a beginner contortionist makes

Many of the people starting out in flexibility and their journey to be a contortionist seem to suffer from a selection of similar issues. It's easy to get your head into all of the stuff that looks cool and impressive – it isn’t a competition, when ultimately if you don’t…
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