How many of us work on the abodominals at all? not just as dancers.
Why has so many of us bad backs?
Here's a one - stand with your feet apart, legs a little bent and contract
your stomach muscles as if somebody is firing a football into your stomach -
do this a number of times every day - it does not build up a sweat, can be
done without having to change into appropriate clothes and gives you a good
posture and very strong abodominal muscles.
Another: lie on your back, legs bent and apart, push backbone to the floor,
contract stomach muscles and pull the pelvis upwards and hold for a few
Please Keith if I am not explaining myself very well, correct me.
What I like about these exercises is that they are quiet, don't need the
right gear, the right video and for me they work.
> >Actually, this brings me to another point that has been on my mind. I've >been getting into Pilates lately (a series of exercises that works the
whole >body but concentrates on abdominal centre for dancers). How many teachers >tell their classes HOW to achieve good posture and balance? How many work >on the abdominal center - to protect the back, to pull the weight up off
the >feet, to stabilize the balance on tight corners and slippery floors, and to >give a good centre for turning? I don't work on this all the time, but I >have found that on the occasions when I have consistently reminded people
of >it their dancing improves significantly (including freedom of movement, >partnering, etc.). > >regards, >Norah > >-- >Norah Link <firstname.lastname@example.org> > >