Bending backwards, part 2- shoulders and upper back
Are your aerial shoulders getting in the way of your backbending?! This workshop will focus on safely improving your upper back and shoulder mobility, so that these regions will start contributing more to your composite backbend. You will also learn strategies to prevent injury while working towards increased flexibility. We will break down the anatomy and mechanics of a proper back bend, and then address each structure in a step-by-step fashion. You’ll learn active flexibility drills, end-range control drills, and selfmobilization strategies, leveraging the peanut and other mobilization tools. A large emphasis will be placed on active flexibility and end range control, and how to make sure that you’re supporting your flexibility with strong stabilizer muscles.