Masterclasses – Beirut

Friday August 30 : 6pm – 9pm
OVERHEAD MOBILITY & SQUATS

Saturday August 31: 10am – 1pm
SIDESPLITS & PANCAKES

Saturday August 31: 2pm – 5pm
FRONTSPLITS & BRIDGESVenue: Athletes Anonymous

Venue: Athletes Anonymous 


The masterclasses are limited to a maximum of 25 participants. Please be sure to book your spot well in advance if you would like to participate. The tickets are sold on a first come first serve basis. 

Overhead Mobility and Squats

This workshop is aimed at all those who wish to learn how to improve both their overhead mobility as well as their squat. For overhead mobility, we will be looking at principles and techniques for increasing the range of motion and control of the upper extremities, again using the techniques of task orientated flexibility, end range strength in both the shortened and lengthened ranges, as well as the integration to full range movements. We’ll be covering shoulder flexion and extension and internal and external rotation of the shoulders. We will also be looking at enabling you to achieve a nice, comfortable and deep squat by using those same methods, but applied to strengthening the hip flexors and glutes respectively in their shortened positions as well as covering calf and ankle flexibility. By the end of this workshop, you will have a very clear roadmap on how to achieve a full, comfortable overhead squat position, both with weights and without.

Sidesplits and Pancake

This masterclass is aimed at people who have a basic level of flexibility and want to achieve the pancake and middle splits. Emmet will be taking you through the different flexibility components that are needed to achieve a nice, comfortable position in splits as well as the pancake position. You will get an overview of many regressions and progressions for the fastest and safest way to achieve all the flexibility you need for your practice.

Frontsplits and Bridge

As an exercise, the bridge is more a display of flexibility rather than a useful stretching exercise. However, the bridge position is vital for many different movement practices including acrobatics, advanced level handbalancing and lots more.

In this masterclass, Emmet will be taking you through the different flexibility components that are needed to achieve a nice, comfortable bridge position, including overhead flexibility, hip flexors and strengthening for stability. You will get an overview of many regressions and progressions for the fastest and safest way to achieve your bridge. 

We will also be covering the frontsplit as a skill and flexibility exercise.