Flexibility, Movement

Spring Recalibration – Flexibility

Reviewing my goals for the year 2019.

What I have been up to, what I am doing now, and what I’ll be aiming at for the next 3 months for flexibility:

Done

  • I’ve been working with Stacey Nemour’s online flexibility courses, and it’s doing me worlds of good. You can find my post series about the videos included in the dancer’s package here.
  • I’ve been regularly (once or twice a week, especially on ballet-class days!) rolling my feet.

Doing

  • I am now working with a few new add-ons to Staceys online flexibility course. I will post about these in the coming weeks.
  • I have (re)started a mini evening stretching routine (I will post about this soon as well)
  • I have started using ankle weights for working on my side splits.

Will do

  • I want to start working with Staceys courses more regularly (at least 3 times a week)
  • Work on side splits with ankle weights (at least 3 times a week)
  • Practise oversplits (gently!) with a foam roller (at least 3 times a week)
  • Keep at it with the daily evening stretch routine
  • Make sure I drink water first thing in the morning (not just coffee) and right before bed.
  • Do leg swings once a day
  • Try my splits (all 3 sides) at least 3-5 times a week
  • Use the ‘splits machine’ after Taekwondo class
  • Keep doing cooldown stretches after Martial Arts
  • Add cooldown stretches after ballet
  • Do a small relaxation/rolling session once a week.
  • Take pictures to record progress once a month (or every two two weeks)

Goals for 2019

  • Front splits (left and right)
  • Side splits (finally!)
  • Double-handed leg grab while standing (front or side)

 

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