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Walk before you Run

You have to learn to walk before you can run.

One must understand or become adept at the basic skills, techniques, or details of something before moving on to that which requires greater skill or experience.

This is exactly why we have built multiple levels at Aerial Athletics and we help everyone scale to an appropriate level.  The last thing we want is for someone to get hurt because they have not mastered the basics of proper form and body mechanics before adding load or moving onto a more advanced movement.

So next time you want to try a muscle up, pause and ask yourself: Can I safely do all the parts of a muscle up (ring dip, ring pull up, clean and effective kip)?  Have I practiced these movements and progressions?

If the answer is no to any of it, you need to go back to the basics and work on the parts of these movements first.      

This approach applies to everything, not just the fancy stuff.

Can’t squat below parallel?

Why?  Ask a coach to help you figure out what your limitations are, then figure out what proper depth is for you, set up a target, brace properly, etc.  Master the small pieces, then work on removing the limitations, then worry about adding weight.

Aerial Athletics offers skill clinics, different levels, and personal modification in order for you to work on mastering the basics of these movements so you can advance at your own pace.  

Remember to check your ego at the door when you enter the gym and aim for longevity in health and wellness.  

Sarah Achman

Coach - Duluth