Yep, that’s right. ANOTHER post about recovery. I can hear the collective groans and hisses from circus artists all over the world. Really, I can. Bear with me, friends, I think you’re going to like this one! This is the
Featuring Janelle Dinosaurs OUCH. Imagine this familiar moment: you’re in an aerial/stretching/acrobatics class, and a student is trying a new skill. “Ow!” they say, “that hurts!” This scene is the root of a series of several articles Janelle Dinosaurs and I are writing together
Featuring Lindsay Culbert-Olds (@lco91), Photo by Warren Zelman What does current performing arts culture tell us about muscle soreness? Aches and pains? Bruises, burns, and rope rash? “CIRCUS HURTS.” “Train through it.” “Tears are for home, not circus” “Here, have some circus candy (advil/ibuprofen).” These are all common "circus-isms"
I just spent the greater part of last weekend in cars and airplanes, and my body absolutely hates me. My neck hurts, I have a headache, and my hip flexors are so wound up I can hardly stand up straight.
Contortionist: Caty Mae ATTENTION: Circus artists with back pain! Here's a REALLY interesting (and SCARY) statistic on the NUMBER ONE PREDICTOR of if your have surgery for low back pain
Aerialists: Daniel Stern and Shannon McKenna. Photographer: Juan Luis Gonzales Your pectoralis minor might just be the evil villain to your circus fairytale
Photo by Amourpropre Photography; Featuring Mark Keahi and Jen Crane My last post discussed the basics of latissimus dorsi anatomy, mechanics, and how you know if your lats are an issue in your circus training. I also shared my favorite test to