It’s been a tough 2 months for me this term, completing my first round of intermediate 3. All the videos that I took of my routine during class have looked quite crappy, something I’ve complained about way too much to my husband.
Of all the new tricks I’ve learned in the past 2 months, the one that I’ve struggled with the most, is ironically the most basic of them all: the aerial invert.
Although it’s a harder version of the pull-up V invert which eluded me for a long time, the aerial invert is now just the entry into most of the trick combos since they need to be done higher up on the pole! (Spin climb up, then flip into chopper invert and go into whatever other move is in the routine.)
It was starting to really annoy me that my aerial inverts looked so awful in every class practice video, so last Sunday I took to the studio with only one mission: to practice the damned thing on it’s own and film what was going so wrong.
So after a warm up, I passed my Phone to a friend and had her film me as I marched up to the nearest pole, climbed it, and flipped into.. the prettiest aerial invert I’ve ever done.
WTF?! So I did it again, this time into a Venus and Worm. (which has improved a bit) No problems again.
Slightly fazed, I took my phone back, put on my heels and went for one more. Still good. Huh! By that point I was starting to get tired but hey, you don’t stop when you’re on a roll right?!
Except that the fourth time I tried, I could no longer flip myself into it with ease anymore and my aerial invert had turned back into the familiar stumbly mess that it usually is during class.
So now I know: I just have very limited energy for it before I run out of steam and it gets ugly. How annoying! *Come on, body! Buck up!!*
Anyway here’s one of the two I filmed:
At least now I can watch and feel like I’m conquering it! But when will I get to the point where every aerial invert looks like that?!