Flex (ible)

So today we’re not flexing muscles – but the whole body! Lots of good side splits – and a few more things you may (not) want to try at home!

Acrobats (and ballet boys) need strength with flexibility, which means not excessive muscle. The secret to develop this way is ‘extension training’ – for example, when doing a push-up, you make the ‘lower back down’ phase last a long time, so the muscle is working while contracting. And meanwhile sitting in splits whenever you watch TV instead of slouching on the couch!

About tonycavanagh

Born Northampton UK; school Oxford UK and Oak Ridge Tennessee, where I met my wonderful partner Dave, also from UK. Oak Ridge is our main training base for acrobatics and circus stuff, but we also established a base in Wales (UK) to serve us when we are working in Europe. Our 'story', of finding gay love, learning the acrobatics trade and then of how we got shot at during our show (and worse was to follow - just to prove that the risks of being an acrobat are not always the most obvious ones!) are now available in my three books 'Loving the Boy', 'The Power of Love' and 'Against All Odds'. Links available on most blog posts. Actually, waiting for the imminent arrival of the first printed copies was far scarier than anything we do in performance. A fourth book - not about us but exploring the sadness of a gay Native American boy denied his true identity - is currently with an agent for evaluation. watch for 'Let The Future Find Me' in due time. And now to book five... another boy, another quest... seems its always boys...
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2 Responses to Flex (ible)

  1. Platnumboy says:

    I wish sportfolio would name the boy in the first photo. It just would be nice to put a name to a face. Phot 10 looks more like one of those cartoons as opposed to a real person.

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