As the western world's food availability continues to thrive, so too does the dietary regulations and restrictions people place upon themselves. In other words, the choice of 'diets' to follow increases. There's; vegetarian, paleo-based, ketogenic, flexitarian, vegan, aktins, low-carb, intermittent fasting, pescetarianism, and many more variations on an activity we all share: Eating. One of… Continue reading Pro-tein or Con-tein?: Is Protein Supplementation Right For Dancers?
The argument of whether dance is a sport or an art has been rumbling on throughout the modern age. With an older post by the Royal Opera House recently being retweeted by various ballet companies, it is an argument that is set to continue. The problem perhaps begins when we view art and sport as… Continue reading Cross Training: Can You Improve Your Dancing By Not Dancing?
In dance we're often told to use our core muscles. To tighten them in order to hold our balance for longer. But the core muscles are also useful in terms of turning and stabilising transfers of weight. As the core muscles can control the force we produce, when turning you want just enough, too much… Continue reading Increasing Your Core Strength: Training Ideas
Injuries can happen in every sector, in work-life and home-life. Paper cuts as you shift through the paper on your desk or accidentally dropping items on your toes as you move objects around the home. Working in a sector that heavily relies on your physically will increase the risk of injury, due to the workload placed on… Continue reading Injuries in Dance
As I promised last week, this week I am going to detail a few ways in which you can improve your strength. I've chosen to focus on building leg strength in this blog post and will detail 5 ways you can build stronger legs. As with any training, change won't happen by doing these exercises just… Continue reading Increasing Your Leg Strength: Training Ideas