This week’s trick of the week is called the Bomb…no literally it’s called a “BOMB”. What I like about this trick is that not only can it be used in the middle of your routine (a great time to steal a quick breath) but it also makes a great starting position for routines. You can alway work on other ways to get into and out of the Bomb. If you’re comfortable holding with just your legs then throw in some fun arm styling.
Coming out of the trick you can bring your hands to the ground and go into a Crucifix or Handstand. To go back up the pole then you can go into a Pike and then transition into a Superman. You can even throw in a Shoulder Mount from there.
If you’re playing around with the Exclamation Point be sure to practice it on both sides, and as always you can make it your own by playing with the bends in your legs. If you’re ready to take it to the next level then you can use it as a transition into a pike or your Jade split.
Things to keep in mind when doing this trick:
1. Be sure that you are squeezing your legs together to keep you secure on the pole.
2. Your hands can lightly grasp your the outside of your thighs (hamstrings) to help shape the Ball-like position of the Bomb.
3. If you are doing the Exclamation Point be sure that you keep that extended leg STRAIGHT and your toes POINTED. There is a tendency to have a slight bend at the knee but fight that urge.
Try it out and post your variations!