What are the vertical’s 5 forces?

What we all want in a vertical is above all to have the maximum height, but we must not forget that the judges also look at verticality, stability and staying in place when necessary.

Most problems are fixed if the base is correct and we understand as a basis to have our main tool (the body) placed correctly and exercising the right forces.

We often do many more strengths  than necessary, useless efforts that we lack oxygen and capacity for resistance.

It is useless to scull well if the body is not where it should be, therefore today we are going to focus on the 5 most important forces that we recommend to do in a vertical and in another article we will talk about the support scull.


The vertical’s 5 forces:

1.- Feet to the sky:

Try to touch beyond the roof of the pool: to the sun! The legs will save you a lot of effort and this is the most important force of all that we say today. Make your legs help you to have height instead of being a weight for your arms!

2.- Tummy inside:

Belly touch the spine to stabilize the abdominal belt. Is one of the keys to stability and to help the body does not move with the scull.

3.- Rotation of the legs (Andéor):

This important position in ballet is important for the placement of the butt in the vertical. Without separating the toes, only rotating slightly outwards with the idea of ​​squeezing the heels a lot. You’ll see that you put the gluteus much better and it helps you to keep your balance.

4.- Tight gluteus:

This force is essential to compensate the strength that you do with the abdominal inward and allows you to maintain balance and verticality. The center of the body must be fully activated so that it does not move with the scull.

5.- Head towards the ground:

To ensure balance and stability, the elongated head towards the ground is very important. We often have it out of the vertical and it does not help us in this way. Specially when you start making spins!


We hope that this article about the vertical’s 5 forces has been of your interest 🙂

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