2016 Flexibility Challenge Progress

100 Day Challenge 3 | Contortion Flexibility | Progress

amandanicolesmith 100 Day Contortion Challenge 3, Fitness, Flexibility 3 Comments

Another 100 days complete, with about 100 hours of stretching throughout. When I first started focusing on my flexibility, every single move I do today was a serious struggle. I may have been able to do it, but not at all comfortably. The last 3 challenges or 300 hours of consistent stretching routines has helped me to gain muscle mind …

Handstand Split - Flexible Strength

Flexible Strength | The Flexibility Challenge

Amanda Nicole Smith 100 Day Contortion Challenge 3, Fitness, Flexibility 0 Comments

You want flexibility? You’re gunna need strength to get you there safely! When we think about splits, we normally don’t think about which muscles need to be engaged and which relaxed, how the legs need to rotate or extend, or the amount of weight that is placed on wrists. We just think abut pushing down further; but please don’t do this, as …

100 Day Challenge | Contortion Flexibility | Days 1-5

Amanda Nicole Smith 100 Day Contortion Challenge 1, Fitness, Flexibility 0 Comments

100 Day Contortion Challenge, Accepted! I started this challenge to motivate and push myself towards contortion-like flexibility for advanced pole moves. For months I have been looking at flexibility inspiration on pinterest, every once in while trying a move and not really committing myself to a true stretching routine. This is something I have always wanted and especially now since …

Pole Trick Combos | True Grip Practice

Amanda Nicole Smith Fitness, Pole Dancing 0 Comments

  The other night I went to the studio after a wonderful day with my new friend/co-worker Joanne. We made delicious food to fuel our afternoon workout,¬†stretched, danced, ¬†listened to Paramore’s new album, played on the fly-gym and pole danced the night away. It was a perfect day! In this video I am working on pole dancing combinations that incorporate …