Wednesday, 24 May 2017

One of my favourite Aerial silk split tricks in training

One of my favourite aerial silk split tricks is shown in the video below. I still have a few areas to perfect, however I love the split at the end. Love, love, love.

I do think if you want aerial silk to look good, spend time on improving your flexibility!!

However, aerial silk really is a whole body workout.

Aim for a strong core, upper body strength, tightness in body to hold tricks and flexibility.

Watch my video here:

Friday, 19 May 2017

My Aerial Silk trick showcase

I am excited to share with you my round and around aerial silk split trick video!

I learnt it last night at training. This is my second attempt.

Fun, nice pain and will look great once I perfect it.

Tip: if you are learning aerial, film everything you can, so you can remember how to do all the tricks.

I got there early and did a very good flexible stretch 15 minutes before starting. I believe this really helped. Plus, my motivation to do the splits well on silk.


Thursday, 18 May 2017

Your Daily Exercise Motivation: Day 43

10 reasons why I love Aerial Silk

(An image of me in week 2 of beginners Aerial Silk class)

1. It's so different from any sport or art I have ever done.
2. I have to use my core to really get the most out of it. The more my core is in place the more I tricks I can do.
3. It's fun. I laugh as my butt lands on the huge mattress when I'm learning a new trick.
4. It's mentally challenging. I have to be determined and stay determined to complete the trick. It's for the strong minded.
5. It's a full body workout that doesn't involve horrible lunges and squats. It's actually fun.
6. I look forward to challenging my body and learning new tricks each week.
7. I do it for me. It's my time and chance to give it everything I've got.
8. It makes me work harder inbetween classes to strengthen my body, work on my flexibility and build my core and stamina. If you want to get motivated to workout, doing something you enjoy and something that challenges you each week will help motivate you.
9. It's a great talking point in conversations. A great ice breaker. Many people when they hear of aerial silk, say 'oh, What Pink does?!'
10. It doesn't discriminate on age or body type. I am lucky that after such a long stint after doing ballet that my body has remembered my body flexibility and technique that I can utilise during silks. However, you don't need to have any skills. And you don't even need much upper body strength to do it.

Have I convinced you yet?

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Your Daily Exercise Motivation: Day 42

Aerial silk last night was amazing!!

I did my first drop!!!

I did it three times, it was just so fun.

The first time I had no idea what was going to happen, as my instructor just said, now do this and do that and I had no idea what to expect or that I was even doing a drop until a few seconds before I did it.
I screamed in delight obviously! I also dropped one arm first instead two at the same time, so it made me a bit off balance.

Wow. It's like you are free falling and of course you feel really high up!!

The second time I did it, I was up but my body was shaking, I now knew what to expect. I put both arms out and went and my landing felt awesome.

The third time my family came in and my son took a video!! So, forgive the shakiness of it but his commentary is pretty cool. My youngest son, freaked out when I screamed falling.

Afterwards my oldest was keen to sign up and try it too!! Lucky they do kids aerial silks and he would be perfect as I always see him hanging upside down on the couch!

But seriously, it was awesome and although I am wearing terrible undies where you can see the outline. Plus, it was my fat week 'women you know what I'm talking about' and the video is a bit amateur. I am excited to share with you my first aerial drop!!!! Turn up the volume to hear my cutie's commentary

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Your Daily Exercise Motivation: Day 41

When you start to do less fitness, you have to get yourself back in the game

With a busy work schedule over the past month my energy levels to exercise has dropped dramatically. After my aerial class I knew if I made any more excuses, then it would just be me that would fail. So I did a workout the next day on the outdoor exercise bars in the park and I have video evidence to show you exactly what I did.

There are some exercises here that I wanted to improve my strength in for aerial silk. For example, the one where I am dangling that is to improve my strength for upside handstands in the air and the one at the end, is for a trick in a similar position but a bit straighter where I have to pull my head up from it hanging downwards. Hard to explain. It is need to boost my upper arm and shoulder strength to do it and with this technique it seemed to boost my confidence.

Also I love the roll over, really scary I must say, especially getting out of it. Going over you can let go easier, going back up, makes it real hard to get off. Practice makes perfect.

In addition, a couple of hours later my core was gaining that impressive workout pain that I love and I have been trying to feel that burn in my stomach for ages and this seemed to make it happen!

Watch the video here:

Monday, 15 May 2017

Your Daily Exercise Motivation: Day 40

Why you should exercise when you have children

Now I have started my aerial fitness and I have to wear tight gym gear, it's incredibly motivating to work out my body, especially the cellulite on the back of my legs, honestly if children and working causes a person to not work out due to exhaustion then of course Mummy's should accept and acknowledge that the body can't sustain the toned physique that we used to have time pre-children to work on.

That's one of the reasons I created this blog because starting was the biggest fear and actually doing it, gave my mind the confidence that my body could keep up. Not only that but I still felt like could do amazing tricks that I learnt in my late teenage years and hadn't performed in over 9 years.

But there are hard moments, nearly every day I have to push myself, motivate myself to actually do some sort of exercise and sometimes that's just simply walking.

I want to do more and I am never satisifed with working out a couple of times a week, I want and need to push my body every day of the week. Yet, life is busy and exhausting, without the added addition of strenuous exercise, so doing a couple of times a week is awesome really. Stop the guilt because we place too much self guilt on ourselves as parents anyway.