ROCK ON WITH YOUR BAD SELF

“Is the technique for The Swan and Rocking the same.” I believe it is. Their proprietary reason for being dwells in the move toward greater spine-extension flexibility. Rocking-on-stomach exercises feature varying alignment, choreography, or tempo, the technique is, generally, the same. Find T6 and work outward in either direction. I’d like to know if you’ve… continue reading

MIGHT AS WELL JUMP

Or not. Do you think that the Jump Board was Joe P’s best accessory-invention? He actually didn’t invent it. A Romana invention, the Jump Board served as an aid to dancers who could practice ballet choreographies horizontally…..much less strain on the body this way. The Jump Board can be used to great effect in the… continue reading

HISTORICAL SPOTLIGHT: CHARLES ATLAS

If you squint, hard, he has just initiated The Boomerang; or maybe The Hip Circles? Remember those little ads in the back of magazines, with the scrawny guy who, after having sand kicked in his face, vows secret revenge and orders an exercise program by mail? You probably don’t, but it did happen back in… continue reading

FALL TO YOUR KNEES

AND REPENT IF YOU PLEASE! The Knee Stretch series. “What does that even mean?” “I mean, you can’t stretch your knees unless they’re straight!” Think, doing stretches (of other parts) while kneeling. Also don’t forget that Part 3 increases the deeper stretching of the knees themselves…..so there’s that. To me The Knee Stretch series is… continue reading