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What is microbending?
Microbending describes the little bend in your knee that you're trying to avoid in aerial (or other acrobatics) to get beautiful lines in your exercises. It's the little unwanted bend in your inversions, your handstand, or your beautiful pose. It is often hard to get rid of because it has multiple causes. Indeed, there are three main reasons. You might be facing flexibility and/or strength deficit. Another reason might be a bad habit from a time where your flexibility and strength were not sufficient to keep the knee straight.
This is a short practical guide to finding the reason for your microbending and how to get rid of it. It will highlight the background of microbending and the reasons for losing your lines while inverting, as well as strategies to minimize the bend including self-assessment. We'll be working on functional flexibility, strength, and drills to get rid of this "bad habit" in the follow-along 7-min workout as well as the training plan.
Let's take a closer look.
With this yes or no chart, you might be on the right track in no time. If you're keen to answer the questions more precisely with a quick self-assessment, check out the e-book here.
Download the E-Book for free here! It will highlight key biomechanics fundamentals, guide you through self-assessment, and will help you adapt the prepared training plan to your needs. Knowing the reasons behind your microbending will also give you a clear direction on what to focus on during the follow-along workout video.
I hope this helps you better understand why microbending happens, and gives you an idea of how you can re-train a good habit and beautiful lines.
Enjoy, and please get in touch if you have any questions or feedback!