Dealing with acrobatics, either ground or air (Pole Dance Fitness, Aerial Silks, Aerial Hoop, etc) has triggered people’s interest, especially over the past years. It is a form of exercise that requires great attention as it is quite risky.
There have been injuries of various kinds. The majority of them are pulled muscles -during stretching or any exercise that requires flexibility- muscle strains, tendonitis or strains in certain points of the body.
But there are injuries that are clearly more dangerous, painful and nerve-wracking. Therefore an instructor’s priority is to care for the student’s safety, to have sufficient knowledge of prevention measures and treatment of injuries as well as to assist students and give proper advice during the course.
But what if the students train without the help of an instructor?
The majority of students train outside the class quite often, either during the free time at the school or at home, if there is a possibility. During this time, everyone has the freedom to repeat the moves learned in class as well as new ones. The biggest source of inspiration for the training process is the Internet and speaking from personal experience, we all pickup moves and we want to try performing them because: ”How hard can it be?” or ”Since they have done them so will I”. This is the point that requires more attention!
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An individual training can easily lead to a serious injury if not done properly.
Tips for a safe personal training
To avoid any serious implications you should:
1. Listen to your body
If for example, we know that our body is overworked or notice that our limbs tremble while we stretch or we experience great pain, it is certainly not the time to push ourselves to the edge.
2. How to recognize our potential
It is not necessary to succeed as the rest of the people. Everybody is different and surely, there are moves that we won’t be able to do. With proper training and patience, sooner or later, we will reach the desired result.
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3. Asking someone to join us
There is nothing wrong with asking a friend who trains with us to tag along, or if we are at home, to ask a relative. Surely our friend or relative cannot offer professional assistance but someone should be present for safety reasons. You may also buy a safety mat on our eShop.
4. Don’t test everything
The moves with a great degree of difficulty are indisputably spectacular. Unfortunately, the difficulty and danger in these cases are not inversely proportionate. Therefore we must be selective when we make the list of our training drills.
5. Make the best of the days when our body is exhausted.
Those days are not good to force our bodies to perform difficult moves. Alternatively, we can seize the day and give time to floor work and stretching.