I was 27 and definitely not expecting I could get as far as I did, considering all I wanted was decent splits and more mobility in my back. Few months later in November, hungry to expand my knowledge about flexibility, I met my contortion coach and the rest is history. Today I want to share with you important aspects of training contortion and flexibility as an ADULT without a gymnastic background or natural suppleness that I learned in these past 5 years. When you start stretching, you feel overall stiff, every stretch is pretty uncomfortable and you get very sore.
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Last Updated: September 28, References Approved. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. There are 13 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed , times. Learn more Contortionists are skilled at stretching their bodies into different shapes, mostly due to spinal flexibility and strength.
Demystifying Contortion training
Updated: Dec 26, I started flexibility training about 7 years ago. Back then if you wanted to learn flexibility you either went to yoga classes or track down and learn from a contortionist who had been doing it since they were 4.
Cum sociis Theme natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturie montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Curabitur ullamcorper id ultricies nisi. This is Part 1 of a three part article on stretching for adults, addressing techniques and approaches specific to training flexibility in more experienced bodies. There is a great and widely revered myth in our society that flexibility is one of the benefits of youth and that, as we age, our range of motion is lost forever.