Lmao! I always think of that with my bruises, what if someone starts to think I'm being abused or something. I guess also varying up the tricks you are doing? When I was at NY circus Arts they used to make us do Hoax busters to condition the backs of the knees for knee hangs, maybe incorporating some conditioning drills a little more often in the week, just to get used to it?
I've had a consistent Lyra practice down for about 6 months now and my bruising isn't as bad as it used to be, fear not less bruising is on the way! :)
What is a Hoax buster? And what sort of conditioning drills do you mean? I am totally ignorant about names of things with the lyra because I have never taken a class or worked with anyone that knows what they're talking about :)
Thanks for your tips by the way!
Pineapple juice (or fresh) - and lots of it - it contains bromelain which helps heal bruising - dont get the canned stuff - go fresh - bromelain is concentrated in the core.
You will get tougher- I used to bruise SO badly and hardly do anymore- wear protective clothing - I also find that wearing tights under my pants helps (I think it's the compression).
AND -If you are the base in your routine and your partner is the flyer in most tricks - your body is taking more impact (your weight and hers) so don't feel bad about bruising more. Hope any of this was helpful :)
Snowflake, I would appreciate a video more than you could ever know! Everything I do is strictly winging it, and I long for some hint to instruction/drill ideas, anything structural. I think the lyra is really expressive and challenging, but if I'm going to get anywhere with it, I need to step up the technical game if you know what I mean.
Gina, thank you for the tips! I am the base a lot, because I weigh more than my partner and I hate to think about crushing her lol. When she bases, I feel sort of clunky if that makes any sense. I think its just all in my head and we should probably switch more. Is there a supplement with bromelain that you know of? Pineapples are pricey as hell where I live.