1. PROGRESSIVE FLEXIBILITY
20-30 mins, 4 sessions a week
Implemented pre/post training, after class/ practice, or any spare slot of time you have during the day!
How much you are able to improve your technique, depends on the range of motion in which your body is actually able to move, along with how strong you are within it.
The flexibility work we will be implementing (with a focus on turnout and kicks) is a powerful combination of techniques that target both muscular and nervous systems to allow for rapid release. Along with the addition of end range strength practice, every improvement in flexibility will be reflected in your dancing!
Tried, tested, and proven by many; my unique formulation delivers.
2. Speed and Agility
10-15 mins, 4 sessions a week
Can be done as part of a training session, as a stand alone workout, or adapted for a powerful warm up
Sharpness and the ability to zip around the floor with ease, relies on how fast you can move. Through simple exercises and drills, you can make huge progress really quickly, as a lot of it in is training your nervous system not your muscles.
I've created a way of achieving this, whilst also correlating directly with improving technique and movement patterning while you dance.
For a very small commitment of time, you can get a very big reward!
3. STRENGTH and POWER
20 mins, 4 sessions a week
Developing power and being able to use it in your dancing, means you have train your ability to produce force, but also to absorb it. Without being strong enough to cope with impact channel and the exertion going through the rest of your body, you won't see the results you're hoping for.
PLUS neglecting this element is a big reason behind a lot of injuries!
I don't believe any other discipline experiences quite the amount of BURN that us Irish Dancers do come the end of a jig! In order to increase the duration you can maintain maximum effort, the training you do has to reflect that.
With short sessions, that can be integrated easily into class or practice time, you greatly increase your ability to tolerate that sensation, and keep your legs moving with as much strength and speed in the last step as they do the first!
5. Recovery and injury prevention
10 - 20 minutes
Various sequences of exercises implementable any time!
Training hard is all very well, but you have to look after your body to avoid setbacks.
Through posture and point work, mobility and tension release, and recovery stretches; as well as pushing you hard, I will also be teaching you how to help your body repair and prevent injury.