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Featuring Lindsay Culbert-Olds and Kia-Melinda Eastman (, photo byYolanta Birkhāne ​“ARMS UP! NOW, DRAW YOUR SHOULDER BLADES DOWN AND BACK! ENGAGE YOUR SHOULDER MUSCLES!” How many times have you heard this verbal cue in the context of circus arts, yoga, pilates, or dance? I

Artists: Kia-Melinda Eastman and Lindsay Culbert-Olds, Photographer: Yolanta Birkhane  When I say "rotator cuff strengthening," what's the first exercise you think of?  Those horrendously boring theraband exercises, right?  Yes. Those. Boring band exercises are a great place to start with strengthening

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

Every aerialist I know has a love-hate relationship with their lats. We love how they help us scale a 10-meter silk, we hate how they make clothes shopping SO difficult.  An aerialist  (who shall remain nameless) once told me "Its