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How to Get Out of A Rut

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“Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working” – Pablo Picasso

It’s February and you know what that means right? That magical new year energy is fading fast as we find ourselves falling back into negative habits, feeling less motivated to train and workout and allowing the weight of the world to sit heavy on our (strong) shoulders

Here at Womack and Bowman we tend to keep our aerial calendar pretty full (but not toooo full) in order to help motivate us to train daily (even if we don’t feel like it) and continually improve and grow as artists and educators.

Having both short and long term aerial goals keeps us inspired to jump out of bed in the morning (who are we kidding, it’s usually a long and painful roll to the floor) and fly to the studio in order to tackle the days challenges.

Here is an overview of what we are currently working on:

Rachel:

Short Term Aerial Goals:

  1. Getting more consistent with her straight leg back needle and contortion pretzel without sacrificing aerial strength (a constant challenge)

Long(er) Term Aerial Goals:

1. Increasing and Improving her Aerial Hammock vocabulary and choreography. Both Brett and Rachel have been invited to China multiple times in 2019 to teach Aerial Hammock (which seems to be the most popular aerial apparatus in the country). While Rachel has performed and taught Hammock for many years she hasn’t spent as long exploring and creating on this apparatus as she has on silks. She looks forward to preparing for her workshops in the coming months and bringing some fresh new choreography to the aerialists of China!

Brett:

Short Term Aerial Goals:

  1. Create a new dynamic Aerial Silks act that is both energetic and playful
  2. Continue to refine and perfect his Aerial Silks tutorial ‘Anarchy’ Dynamic Drops on the Aerial Silks for Aerial Silks World 2, which contains numerous unique and thrilling drops that he is excited to demonstrate and break down in detail for you!

Long (er) Term Aerial Goals:

  1. Improve his Rollups entering and exiting from the air and continuing to build and work on strength and endurance for this
  2. Explore and create new sequences using slack on silks

What are your short and long term aerial goals?

Write them down, tell a friend (or 5!), get to work and let inspiration find you!

Have a fantastic rest of your week!

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