SOME BASIC POSITIONS FOR DEVELOPING STRENGTH:
These positions help you to control your body and to develop specific strength.
The strength you need for acrosport. You must hold them for at least ten seconds.
Afterwards, to develop more strength, your partner will gently push you to the ground and you must hold the position. The aim is to train; not to make your partner fall!
You can see how gymnasts train it here.
These structures are called “bancos” in Spanish. They are basic positions in acrosport and they help:
-You to know where to lean on your partner so that you don´t hurt him or her.
-Your partner to know how to position his or her body to be able to support more weight: Abs contracted, straight back, completely extended arms...
STRUCTURES IN PAIRS:
With them, apart from body control and strength, you also develop balance and you learn to trust your partner.
Remember each structure must last at least eight seconds in perfect balance.
STRUCTURES IN GROUPS OF THREE:
These figures are the next step.
If you have done inversions before (like the handstand) you can incorporate them to do even more difficult structures.
STRUCTURES IN GROUPS OF FOUR:
These structures have a little difficulty added: Mounting. You must mount them in a coordinated way. The mounting must be done in only one attempt and with elegance. If you do it like that is 10 points out of 10!
STRUCTURES IN GROUPS OF FiVE OR SIX:
Combine these structures with others in pairs or groups of three to create your choreography.
Remember you must mount and unmount them in a coordinated way, and that you must also think about the links between figures.
Here you have some videos with examples of choreographies: