Female freestyle riders are usually required to compensate for the bridge between the masculine and feminine physique and instead use our increased flexibility to do achieve the more technical and powerful tricks .
Guys will tell you to pull the bar to your hips and to keep your arms as close as you can to your lower back but it seems that for us girls, it is not as simple as they think. Don’t get us wrong, it is not because we lack brute force of we are a bit less powerful than the boys that we are not able to make the handle passes!
If you have seen Bruna Kajiya riding or Karolina winkowska then you will know that they are able to perform powerful moves without a problem, and checking out the s-bend pass of Paula Novotna this is confirmed, so what is their secret weapon? Flexibility!
So if you are still fighting to get to the bar when you pass then maybe it is time for you to get some work done of the water and use yoga to give you the extra abilities you are lacking for your next session.
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