Hip (glutes & hip flexors)
The Hyperextension Dilemma

The Hyperextension Dilemma

Pictured above; the beautiful Catie Mae “Would you LOOK at those lines?! Her KNEES! Beautiful!!” Lines…a HOT topic in the circus world, and something we ALL care about! If your knees don’t straighten all the way, or are just barely straight, you are likely on an ENDLESS quest to kill the microbend. But what about […]

TO SQUEEZE OR NOT TO SQUEEZE: WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR GLUTES IN A BACKBEND

TO SQUEEZE OR NOT TO SQUEEZE: WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR GLUTES IN A BACKBEND

  Featuring Catie Brier, contortionist and contortion coach ​There are a few super hot topics in circus/yoga/performing arts, and this is one of them…what should your glutes be doing in a backbend? Should they be engaged, or should they be relaxed?     There are a lot of strong opinions out there on this topic…and I, too, am […]

THREE EXERCISES TO COMBAT A CRANKY BODY AFTER HOLIDAY TRAVEL

THREE EXERCISES TO COMBAT A CRANKY BODY AFTER HOLIDAY TRAVEL

​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. Sound familiar? Here are the three exercises I hit immediately upon arrival at my destination […]

EVERY DAY IS GLUTE DAY…AND OTHER STORIES FROM THE #BATTLEOFTHEBOOTY

EVERY DAY IS GLUTE DAY…AND OTHER STORIES FROM THE #BATTLEOFTHEBOOTY

  FEATURING SHANNON MCKENNA, PHOTO BY DANIEL AND CORRINA OWENS ​As some of you know, I recently returned to San Francisco from China, where I had been working as a physio for the Chinese Olympic teams in prep for Rio.  In China, the cultural standard of beauty for women is to be small and thin- no curves, […]

THE SECRET TO LIFE, THE UNIVERSE, AND HIP FLEXOR MOBILITY

THE SECRET TO LIFE, THE UNIVERSE, AND HIP FLEXOR MOBILITY

AERIALIST: SOPHIE GODWIN, PHOTO BY RAYMOND RUDOLPH   WHY ARE HIP FLEXORS SO STUBBORN?? If you’re a circus artist concerned with improving flexibility, you probably whine and complain about your stubborn hip flexors on a semi-regular basis.  Why are they so tight?? Why does hip stretching suck so much? WHY AREN’T THEY LOOSENING UP?! Let’s take a […]

Cirque Physio Top 5!

my 5 favorite exercises for circus artists, pole dancers,
and performing artists!

Cirque Physio Top 5!

Top 5

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