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If you’ve been dancing for long enough, you’ve probably heard conflicting opinions about cross training.  There’s debate on everything from what counts as cross training (hip hop is cross training for a ballerina, right?) to whether or not dancers should do any exercise beyond dance — do you really need it to succeed, or is it just another distraction? How can training that’s SO different from dance actually benefit your leaps and combinations? And besides&hel...
Posted on 2020-12-02
Welcome to the third installment of our ACL rehabilitation series, where we talk about all things rehabilitation for that second month after reconstruction surgery. In case you missed it, our previous installment of this series covered the beginnings of ACL rehab from the date of your surgery through the first month of your recovery. But if you’re further down your road to recovery, read on — this post will detail the various recovery goals and protocol progressions (as well as som...
Posted on 2020-11-23
Our bodies are fascinating pieces of “machinery” — although jumping comes naturally and appears simple in theory, the actual science behind the motion is deeply complex and rooted in specific biomechanics that can make or break optimal performance. But, we’ve never shied away from the complex. Jumping is still 100 a learned skill that will improve with proper training — and that’s not just something coaches will say to keep you motivated. The more you practic...
Posted on 2020-11-17
Finding the optimal training plan can feel like a complicated process, and it’s easy to overthink which one might be the best choice for you. But maybe that’s the problem — maybe you’re spending too much time listening to your head, when you should be listening to your heart. Alright, that was said in jest… but only sort of. The truth is, listening to your heart (literally, not figuratively) has actually been proven as a viable option when it comes to perfecting...
Posted on 2020-11-03
If you’ve ever Googled what the most optimal running form is, you probably know how many blog articles, conflicting opinions, and quick fixes exist on the internet — but the good news is that behind all the noise, biomechanics and science have answers. That being said, figuring out what to work on can still be a bit overwhelming. A safe and focused place to start is with the four most common running form errors, and then a biomechanics expert can provide direction on the smaller, mo...
Posted on 2020-10-28
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