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Aerostretching: Delicate Zero Gravity Stretching

Most modern fitness clubs and studios offer to forget about the boring trips to the gym for a while and try group classes in various directions. Stretching turned out to be one of the most popular trends in sports life. But in order to achieve good flexibility or to sit on the splits thanks to the usual stretching, you need to have patience and a willingness to overcome pain in stock, and not everyone is ready to face this. The question is: is it possible to become flexible a little less painfully and as much as possible with more benefit?

To find the answer, the Championship attended an aerostretching training session, which is also called delicate stretching. It is beneficial not only in helping people achieve flexibility and stretching, but also in positively affecting the health of the spine. After a lesson in the Topstretching studio, we talked with our coach Anastasia Bystrova in order to figure out what aerostretching is, who is it suitable for and what is its advantage.

Aerostretching: Delicate Zero Gravity Stretching

Photo: Polina Inozemtseva, Championship

Aerostretching: about the main thing

Anastasia Bystrova : Aerostretching - based on stretching the spine and, in general, the whole body under the influence of its own weight using a hammock. The advantage of aerostretching is that it is a rehabilitative safe traction of the spine. Since in our time a lot of people suffer from various diseases in the back, this practice is considered very useful. Hanging upside down without any extra equipment under the weight of your own body makes it very easy, as a result of which your whole body is completely stretched out.

Aerostretching: Delicate Zero Gravity Stretching

Photo: Polina Inozemtseva, Championship

Aerostretching is more effective than conventional stretching with inverted positions. Also, the hammock allows you to relax more, stretching is softer due to the fact that you feel as if in weightlessness or in water. Thus, there is a rather non-coarse support, delicate traction. I call aerostretching delicate stretching: no one pulls you to the floor, no one sits on you or gives you pain.

Aerostretching: Delicate Zero Gravity Stretching

Photo: Polina Inozemtseva, Championship

Aerostretching is mainly based on yoga. And everything that is associated with the word yoga has a rehabilitation approach. Stretching can be different: you can just stretch something, thereby possibly getting some kind of injury, or you can delicately!

- Why is it useful that we hang upside down and relax?
- This condition is very useful because the blood rushes to the brain, and it is accordingly saturated with oxygen. We start the process of forming new neural connections. As a result of this process, an invigorating effect is created. After the coup, people very often feel cheerful, feel an increase in strength, energy, some laugh, someone, sometimest, crying, but in an amicable way. The fact is that the body experiences pleasant stress during such an activity. A lot of clamps go away, muscles relax, this leads to an emotional release.

Aerostretching: Delicate Zero Gravity Stretching

Photo: Polina Inozemtseva, Championship

But in no case should you leave the upside down position abruptly. You need to turn over carefully, as otherwise it can cause dizziness and discomfort. You need to rise from the upside down position rather slowly and then take the head-to-knee position. It is also important to stretch the ankle, as we can feel numbness in the limbs due to the fact that the blood has rushed to the head, and blood circulation must be restored.

- How long does it take to become flexible thanks to aerostretching?
- Flexible in the sense that a person will keep his back straight, will cease to be a wooden Pinocchio when you cannot simply bend down down and reach the floor with your palms, you can become on average in three months. With the twine, everything is very individual: someone will also need three months (who once did something in childhood, for example, and who has a good muscle memory), someone six months, someone a year. Thanks to aerostretching, I got into a split after six months.

- How many days a week should you devote to such training?
- I advise you to start with twice a week. Once a week - very little, in a week the muscles have time to adapt and return to their original state. But twice a week is perfect for a start. If there is a desire to quickly sit on the twine or master flexibility, then it would be good to practice three times a week. Basically, a 48 hour break is a great break.

Aerostretching: Delicate Zero Gravity Stretching

Photo: Polina Inozemtseva, Championship

Caution! Contraindications: it is not recommended to engage in low or very high blood pressure, heart defects, hypertension, pregnancy, glaucoma. Girls are not advised to turn upside down during the menstrual cycle. Also, of course, you need to pay attention to your physiological characteristics. In addition, we have an age limit of 12 years old.

Three tips for newbies:

1) Take the decision to do aerostretching seriously
Since we are in zero gravity, we work with very mobile equipment, we use the weight of our body, we need to find balance and achieve harmony, then we need to approach this responsibly and not take the activity as entertainment or an opportunity to take a beautiful photo.

2) Listen carefully to the teacher
He always knows what to do, and if something happens he will guide you and give you advice. Try not only to repeat after it, but also turn on the head, because aerostretching is a mind & body program, when we synchronize the body with the head in order to achieve the highest qualityth result. If we do not think that we are unambiguously postponing the achievement of the result and can harm ourselves.

Aerostretching: Delicate Zero Gravity Stretching

Photo: Polina Inozemtseva, Championship

3) Observe regularity and monitor your diet
Of course, I highly recommend that you stay regular in your workouts and do not eat densely on average two hours before training, so that it is easy , comfortable, relaxed and great.

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