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Quantifying Recovery: Do I REALLY Need that Rest Day?!

Quantifying Recovery: Do I REALLY Need that Rest Day?!

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 post in which I teach you how to ACTUALLY QUANTIFY recovery, and your body’s readiness […]

TELL ME HOW YOU *REALLY* FEEL

TELL ME HOW YOU *REALLY* FEEL

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 to address the spectrum from “discomfort” to “full blown injury” as […]

EVERYTHING HURTS AND I’M DYING: HOW MUCH SORENESS IS TOO MUCH?

EVERYTHING HURTS AND I’M DYING: HOW MUCH SORENESS IS TOO MUCH?

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” that I’ve heard, and I want to talk a […]

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 […]

WHAT’S THE #1 PREDICTOR OF GETTING SURGERY FOR BACK PAIN?

WHAT’S THE #1 PREDICTOR OF GETTING SURGERY FOR BACK PAIN?

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…. WHAT?! Yep. The number one predictor is HOW MANY SURGEONS ARE IN YOUR ZIP CODE!!  Surgeons like to do surgery. What’s the second predictor? Whether or not […]

THIS LITTLE MUSCLE MIGHT BE SABOTAGING YOUR #CIRCUSSHOULDER

THIS LITTLE MUSCLE MIGHT BE SABOTAGING YOUR #CIRCUSSHOULDER

Aerialists: Daniel Stern and Shannon McKenna. Photographer: Juan Luis Gonzales   Your pectoralis minor might just be the evil villain to your circus fairytale….dramatic, perhaps, but true. You could have the perfect injury prevention routine, but if your pec minor is too tight, it will all go to waste. In this post, I’ll start off with relevant […]

Cirque Physio Top 5!

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

Cirque Physio Top 5!

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