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Contortion
By whdadancermember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 284, member since Sun Jun 10, 2007
On Wed Nov 26, 2008 05:30 PM

These are a few girls I used to dance with. They still dance with our studio, but take classes at another studio where they're doing acro and contortion. They're absolutely amazing and have such awesome strength for being so tiny.

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re: Contortion
By dancer123321 Comments: 605, member since Thu Sep 11, 2008
On Wed Nov 26, 2008 07:02 PM
Wow they are amazing. I love the costume worn by the girl in the second pic- at first I thought it was lighting up lol!
re: Contortion
By tiara_dancer Comments: 42, member since Sat Nov 15, 2008
On Thu Nov 27, 2008 06:43 AM
Wow! I can't imagine how that girl in the second picture can hold herself up like that, I would probably fall right on my face! Haha. Great pictures!
re: Contortion
By hamfistPremium member Comments: 5594, member since Fri Dec 24, 2004
On Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:30 AM
You post good photos of two girls doing contortion and they are good.

Of course, contortion requires excellent flexibility and as one gains flexibility better muscle tone needs to be achieved to control the joints so many exercise repeats are needed.

You likely are aware that I have been a trainer of contortionists for a long time and contortion exercising can be done at home, even in your own room and needs no special equipment!

Ian
re: Contortion
By miraclefrmheavnmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 2068, member since Mon Jun 02, 2008
On Thu Nov 27, 2008 08:23 PM
I love contortion pictures. Thank you for sharing these with us. Greatly appreciated. *HUGS* to you my friends.
re: Contortion
By dancintoezmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 262, member since Tue Feb 10, 2004
On Fri Nov 28, 2008 08:53 PM
wow amazing i so wish i could bend like that thanks for charing these with us
re: Contortion
By DiamondDancerH11 Comments: 1977, member since Sat Oct 04, 2003
On Sat Nov 29, 2008 08:30 AM
Wow are they strong! I couldn't hold myself up in those positions. I am very tall and lanky & my biggest problem is lacking strength. My teacher calls me the string bean. Haha. I could easily get into those positions with my flexability, but I couldn't hold myself. Too bad, that looks so neat!
re: Contortion
By hamfistPremium member Comments: 5594, member since Fri Dec 24, 2004
On Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:58 AM
Edited by hamfist (117214) on 2008-11-29 11:59:53 Ooops - spelling!
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DiamondDancerH11 - being very tall and lanky is not a problem and has no bearing on what you will be able to achieve but the problem of lacking strength is a standard one!

When doing flexibility exercises, as you get more flexible and you indicate you have this, it is essential that your exercise schedule has many repeats; it is the repeat - repeat - repeat that builds muscle tone to control the joints.

Ian
re: Contortion
By LydiaKlassActmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 964, member since Sun Jun 03, 2007
On Sat Jan 03, 2009 07:22 AM
WOW ! that is amazing
I would never be able to do anything like that !

Lydia xx
re: Contortion
By ballet_babe_sash Comments: 424, member since Fri Dec 29, 2006
On Fri Jan 16, 2009 05:04 AM
WOW they are amazing!
Keep us posted. Very well done :)
re: Contortion
By iLiVeFoRdAnCiNgmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 37, member since Mon Dec 03, 2007
On Mon Jan 19, 2009 06:16 AM
The 4th pic is amazing! :)
re: Contortion
By never_katiemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 803, member since Tue Aug 26, 2008
On Sat Feb 07, 2009 03:58 PM
That second one creeps me out. Haha, just kidding. I just don't know how people do that! :)

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