It is important that students rehearse and practice what they have been learning in class, at home. Some things will need to be done daily in order to achieve specific movements, flexibility, and improve strength and endurance.
Before starting any form of physically activity is vital that you warm up to ensure you do not pull any muscles or injure yourself.
- 40 star jump – ensuring you keep your chin up and hands meet at the top
- 20 tuck jumps – ensuring you try to touch your chest with your knees
- 20 squats – ensuring you keep your back as straight as possible and sit as low as knees
- 20 sit ups – you can do this in which ever style you feel.
When doing a general stretch after your warm up, work from you neck down to your legs and ankles. Ensure you hold each stretch for 10-15 seconds.
When concentration on a specific stretch to achieve your splits and bridges etc, complete atleast 5 compilation of stretches for that area, before attempting to do the full move. Hold each stretch for 30 -40 second. Relax and breathe into the stretches. Do it a second time, hold for 10 seconds, slightly release, take a deep breath, and then go further down into the stretch as you breath out. Do this 3 times. Use assistance if possible.
When practising your tricks at home, it is important to spend at least 10 minutes a day practicing. If there is someone available to give you assistance, do so, using the same techniques we do in class. If not, use your mattress, wall and pillows for assistance. Ensure there are no obstructions in your way and ensure that you stretch well in order to avoid injury.
After each class students will be sent a video of the routine they have just learned so that they can practice at home and track their improvement. Homework will be set each week in regards to the video they receive to bring and share at the next class:
- Watch yourself and pick out the movements you are doing well, and what you could in improve on, and practice this for the next lesson
- Watch your team members and pick out what they are doing well and what they can improve
- When doing this homework, be constructively critical, look at timing of the moves, precision and execution of the moves, and any moves you may have missed.