Movement, Strength

September Strength

Soo.. after a few stops and starts, Mr. E and I have finally gotten back into the groove with our Sunday strength practice for the past few weeks. I’ve been noticing the benefits, especially combined with my Monday BOOST sessions, where I repeat portions of our Sunday workout and apply them to dance. I’ve been… Read More September Strength

Movement, Strength

Inner Strength

When things go strange, it’s more important than ever to take good care of ourselves, and each other. Let’s give this moment (and the next, and the one after that) our very best. Sending much love. And, for those who can use it these days, a bit of gentle movement. A free 2,5 minute downloadable/streaming dance-along… Read More Inner Strength

Movement, Strength

February Strength

I’ve started working with Kettlebells again during the past few weeks – as per my December plan – but thus far I haven’t yet re-started my rope skipping routine. If I’m feeling brave, rope skips will be added again next week 🙂 This was today’s session: Kettlebells Simple & Sinister warmup 3 x the following set… Read More February Strength

Movement, Strength

Exploring New Heights

Today‘s workout includes a new addition: Jump height training using yoga blocks. Whoop! Very simple, but highly(har) effective. Stack ‘em up Jump over sideways (lift the knees rather than heels) Land safely Jump back Try a few reps like this, and if it works: re-stack the blocks to add height. Repeat until you find your… Read More Exploring New Heights

Movement, Strength

July Workout

This month‘s first strength/conditioning session – with bonus core exercises! Warmup Joint Rotations Qi-gong Arm Swings  Rope skipping 300 regular jumps (2 x 150 jumps – with a breathing break in between) 150 one-legged jumps (75 LR) 50 high jumps (knees up) Upper Body Exercises for opening up the shoulders and strenghtening the upper back, taken… Read More July Workout

Movement, Strength

Bling Olympics

Today, June 23rd, is World Olympic Day 2019. According to Jagranjosh.com, this event is based on 3 pillars: Move Learn Discover A very fitting base for each and every art form I‘d say. What disciplines would your Art/Movement Art contain if it were part of the Olympics? For traveling dancers I would propose: Speedmakeup, trolleyrunning, suitcase lugging,… Read More Bling Olympics

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June Workout 2

Today‘s strength/conditioning session – a bit more intense with the high jumps (mostly for martial arts, but a bit more height can’t hurt for ballet either!) plus we felt like adding some abdominal strengthening exercises between the KB swings and Turkish Getups: Warmup Vacuuming the living room 🙂 Feet warmup (ball pickups) Rope skipping 250 regular jumps… Read More June Workout 2

Movement, Strength

June Workout 1

Today‘s strength/conditioning session, a fairly mellow one – first one after travel season. Followed by a nap 🙂 Warmup Feet warmup (ball pickups) Rope skipping 250 regular jumps (100 +  150 – with a breathing break in between sets) 100 one-legged jumps (2×30 + 2×20) Kettlebells Simple & Sinister warmup (8kg) 2 x 10 KB Swings (16… Read More June Workout 1