I’m completely new to this but contortion is something I’ve always wanted to do and so now I’m finally gonna do it. I’m not very flexible to begin with, so I need to know where to begin. (I’ll be able to start taking some classes in a few months, but I’d like some guidance to be able to start now if possible) I would really like to get my splits and backbends, but I’m not sure if I should start there. And if so, should I work on my splits first or the backbends first?Any advice is appreciated!…See More
Any recommendations for getting your junk out of the way during poses with the hips far forward? I was thinking using a dance belts, but if there’s other customs out there already, please share. Continue
I’m completely new to this but contortion is something I’ve always wanted to do and so now I’m finally gonna do it. I’m not very flexible to begin with, so I need to know where to begin. (I’ll be able to start taking some classes in a few months,…Continue
How many hours a day is too much for contortion training?I’ve read at least 1-3 hours as a general guideline, but have heard of professionals who train 4-6 hours a day. Is training more than 3 hours counterproductive. I’m assuming one has to work up…Continue
I’m posting this prompt to find out whether other people on here have experience training flexibility while partaking in either smoking or otherwise consuming cannabis. Does it have positive or negative effects on your training? Breathing?…Continue
What are your new year resolutions for contortion? Are they all about getting the splits or a chin hold or maybe even a lotus or fancy back bend?
try setting those resolutions and sticking to them, but to be honest with you, you don't need a resolutions to get flexible, you just need time, effort and practice. Sure, set some goals and work towards them, but no matter how hard you try, you won't go anywhere until you put in effort, practice and time,…
This may come across as rambling, because it kind of is!
I need to post more pictures. I have my front splits. I should definitely take pictures!
I have a lot of imbalances, both strength and flexibility. My right side is stronger but significantly stiffer. For example, when i'm on the TMAs, i feel a stretch on my right side well before my left. My front split on my right is also much stiffer. I've been doing a lot of work on it with great improvement. My…