When I last discussed my trapeze class on the blog, I had just finished my first class and was very concerned that I wouldn't be physically able to do much of it. I spent the entire week after class 1 doing core strength and ab work. By the second class I was able to sporadically get my foot to connect with the bar which made it possible to get into the first position our class learned, the knee hang.
So, I was able to practice my lessons at home and by the weekend before the performance, I had figured out how to do each of the moves on its own and at east knew the order they were supposed to go in. I felt SO much more confident going into the recital. I would NOT have been able to even come close on most of the moves without the extra practice time, so a HUGE "thank you" goes out to PJ, a man who is willing to play along and make whatever it takes to keep up with my crazy whims.
OK. that last move HURTS. You are holding up all your body weight by your fingers. I don't know about you, but I don't regularly train my fingers to hold large weights. Good thing it was near the end of the routine.
So i think I now know how to add video to a post, so here is the vidoe of my entire trapeze routine. We are still learning how to shoot video on the smart phones, and apparently it DOES matter if the phone is vertical or horizontal, so ignore the fact that the video is sideways.... or be REALLY impressed that I can trapeze sideways!