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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wild Wednesday Tight Jeans

Wild Wednesday Tight Jeans

The abdominal muscles can be a neglected area. Dancers often start out with these muscles engaged, but as they go along, things deteriorate. The muscles relax, and well, you know what happens after that.

The other problem occurs when the muscles fail to fully engage. The belly-button-to-the-spine doesn’t happen, largely because the amount of effort required to do this is considerable. Thus, the abdominals are working only halfway.

To prevent having a poorly engaged set of abdominal muscles, imagine the sensation of putting on a tight pair of jeans. Then imagine zipping them up, and feel the sensation of pulling the stomach in – strongly- so the zipper can be fully closed.

Now the abdominal muscles are working correctly.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Secret #1mm:  
Imagine getting into a pair of tight jeans and zipping them up.”

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