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 to train! Take warm showers… Continue reading Stop your winter contortion training getting cold
There is no real replacement to contortion training with a experienced or qualified coach. Fact. Unfortunately coaches are spread pretty thin across the globe. This means most of us train in solitude. This makes it hard to self-assess your form and your progress which can make flexibility training feel like you’re blindly stabbing in the dark.… Continue reading Three helpful tools for training contortion by yourself
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 used to describe the ability to move joints beyond… Continue reading Hypermobility and Contortion
We asked some questions to Brazilian contortionist, Euler Kalebe who attended Arricirco (Arraial Intercultural de Circo do Recife) circus school in Recife. He’s a massive fan of Cirque du Soleil and even runs his own company making cirque inspired pop dolls! Hey Euler, What got your interested in Contortion to begin with? I was terribly scared… Continue reading Interview with a contortionist: Euler Kalebe
We asked some questions to British contortionist, Jamie Langridge who performs and lives in the south of England. Hey Jamie!, What got your interested in Contortion to begin with? I first got interested in contortion when I was nearly 15 because I loved the movement in gymnastics and I was always really flexible myself. How… Continue reading Interview with a contortionist: Jamie Langridge
Featured image of Elena Khaw Some important things to think about as you start your training journey When I first became obsessed about the world of flexibility 18 years ago, I was stunned to see there were so few resources for learning. Growing up in the dance world schools were a dime a dozen, finding lessons… Continue reading Creating your contortion journey
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 Instagram post profess to be… Continue reading How do I get flexible fast?
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 your contortion goals this year? Maybe it… Continue reading New year goals in contortion training
Contortion and hypermobility questions answered by Betsy Shuttleworth The questions I am asked mostly as a flexibility specialist/Contortion trainer is “How do they bend like that?” “Is she double-jointed?” “Does she have a spine?” Especially after they see this: Shelby Miller@twisted_shelby Photo by: Brent Clark @brentclark20965 Well of course she has a spine. And while Hypermobility is… Continue reading How do they bend like that?
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 set yourself. This is why… Continue reading Goal setting in your contortion training