PH: Fotografias Adu.
I love new challenges :’)
I really need to work on my elbow grip. This is lovely! =)
For once, I’m actually quite happy with my pole progress. My strength is coming along really, really slowly. I’ve been working at my Twisted Grip Handspring and I think my technique is down; I’m getting it pretty consistently now. I also managed to hold a Twisted Grip Ayesha for a few seconds without tottering over to one side. Yay!
My instructor has said that she wants me to work on Twisted Grip Ayesha from a Caterpillar/Reverse Climb, which sounds like big scary fun. And from there it’s the dreaded Iron X.
I’m under absolutely no illusions about being able to get this, but I’m glad I have goals and steps to work towards getting there. One day!
But I was happy that I felt pretty strong today. I did a ton of handsprings and they were nice and strong and steady, and I got a Batwing and a funky Scorpio thing that’s hard to explain. I’ll try to get a picture some time.
I have to say, this whole eating three meals a day plus protein shakes is doing absolute wonders for me. I’m so glad I have fitness-savvy friends!
This move just boggles my mind. It seems to make sense from the floor and then I get upside-down and I’m just like “…Wha?! Legs go where?!” It needs work =)
I do it to all my students :D
Got my first ever Batwing today! Squee! Pardon the light. My phone is a bag of rubbish and it was dark in there. Still! Batwing! Yaaaayy!!
Class today was fantastically exhausting! I finally nailed a proper Twisted Grip Handspring and my instructor has got me started on the Phoenix. I’m nowhere near being able to deadlift a handspring, but getting the technique is a good place to start.
I also decided I love Shoulder Mount deadlifts. I’m just starting to do them with straight legs and they’re the best. Standing there looking up at the pole I think “There is no way my legs are getting all the way up there” and then they do and everything is good. Next on my progress list is Jackknife and Around the World.
I also started work on the Janeiro. I don’t get it at all. When I’m upside-down I have no idea where my legs are supposed to be going and then I get all slippy and fall down. Oh well. Practice practice practice!
Can’t wait for pole tonight! Moves I’m going to have a bit of a play with: