Why Aerial Anatomy?

If we understand how, why, and where our bodies move we can train the right things at the right time. We can gain the ability to safely maximize our mobility, strength, and control while preventing injury.

Through these courses I aim to guide you through the highlights to help you understand how the body works on the ground, and how gravity and hanging changes everything.

We begin with the basics. This makes sure we are all speaking the same language. The course covers information about how joints work, the difference between types of soft tissues(ie tendons and ligaments), the words that are used to describe motion and position, and basic concepts for appreciating movement and change in the body.

Understanding the core allows you to understand how the whole body functions in the air. When you remove the stabilizing force of the ground, your core becomes even more important. This is the starting place of all movement in the body.

The hip is intricately tied into the core muscles. The hip flexors originate high up in your core. So, a conversation about one is a conversation about the other. We will address where hip mobility comes from and how to use it to its extremes safely.

The shoulder is probably the most talked about joint in the aerial community. Everyone is worried about what they should be doing and how to prevent injury. Here is where you can get some detailed explanations and answers.

Hanging from this highly mobile joint is an interesting balance of bio-mechanics and need to be fully understood to appreciate how to maximize your performance without compromising the joint. Think of all the positions in which we ask the shoulder to work, overhead, across our backs, in front of our torso, and behind us. This course will dive into how the shoulder moves and stabilizes.

Together, this is a powerful series of courses that will help you take your teaching or training to the next level.

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