Everything you need to know
to unlock the Aerial
Find out all tips and tricks to learn it the most efficient way
Flexibility: being able to sit in a comfortable straddle position is helpful
Dynamics: being able do a cartwheel with speed
Coordination: being aware of your body in the air (proprioception)
Skills: different types of cartwheels
What you should be able to do
These body parts need to get ready
Hips (work on flexibility so straddle your legs)
Legs (jumping exercises to build explosive power).
Spine (side bends).
Energy (aerial is a move with high intensity), make sure you are sweating and ready to go before you start.
The 3 most common mistakes are:
- Doing a butterfly kick not an aerial (wrong angle)
- Cutting short the landing leg
- Wrong direction of energy (always needing the hands for support)
To manage the transition from the cartwheel to the aerial it's important to understand to use one leg to push and one to pull. You want to stay on the same spot and jump up, not forward.
The key to unlock moves:
To master a complex move like the aerial you need to break it down into small single projects.
Starting from scratch you do a low cartwheel role. unlocking the Cartwheel (single arm cartwheel) you move on to the aerial. Why should you chose this approach?
safe/controlled way to learn proper technique
you get comfortable going sideways over your head step by step
accessible for beginners
chances to get injured shrink to a minimum
you will master the cartwheel