In the time that I’ve had in the last few days I decided to read up on something I heard mentioned a while ago.
The Northern General Hospital in Sheffield was apparently a workhouse.I pass this building on my way to training. I’ve been reading up on the history and day to day operations of workhouse in the UK. It’s pretty chilling reading.
A lot of information is to be found here http://www.workhouses.org.uk/
Info on Sheffield workhouses http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Sheffield/
A few goals for the next couple of months and the year:
I have an act to prepare for the start of May so I want to:
- Get feet to the floor in cheststand and be comfortable.
- Get confident with front and back walkovers again
- Bridge to handstand with feet together
In the year:
- Push the cheststand and work on straight legs
- Progress towards headsit
- Box splits
- Feet on head in handstand
- Get a solid straddle press to handstand - not one that turns up when it feels like it.
- Learn to balance on raised surfaces
- Learn to balance on blocks
- Try hand to hand
- Learn one hand handstands
- Get those annoying barrel rolls
- Get the side planche back
- Get the confidence to do double twist to ankles again.
- Do more creative work and impro on aerial equipment
I’m the type of person that never starts a conversation and then wonders why I have no friends
bildungsromanswan said: I used to think too much before going into certain back stretches. A trainer helps me relax into it
I’m definitely overthinking some stretches and making them harder for myself.
I want to go back to training, but there’s no adult contortion class near me. I can go to the awesome classes in Derby, but I’m expected to keep up with the super-bendy children and teenagers there. I need a bit more flexibility and stamina before I can manage that.
I love stretching, I really do, but pushing the back flexiblity is hard and tiring. I want to be flexible. Why does it have to be so uncomfortable?
Hopefully putting myself through this will work out.