tatjna (tatjna) wrote,

I am limp-wristed (but stiff bodied)

So now I can balance my body on one arm. The internet tells me this is called a one-armed elbow lever although in my class they call it 'crocodile'. I am weirded out by how many of these moves are named after animals that they don't resemble at all.

Anyway, it looks like this:

If you don't have a convenient horse around, you can do it on stands, or if you're me, on the ground. Because the ground is always there. I'm better at it on the right side, but aim to be able to do both. Also, now would probably be a good time to get some wrist straps because while balancing on both hands hurts a fair bit, balancing on one could possibly do damage. I am fairly small boned compared to my weight and today's the first day I've had residual pain in my wrists from doing this. I have a friend who's currently limited in what he can do because of wrist issues and fuck that. I am finally getting somewhere, feeling accomplished with this stuff, and I'm blowed if I want to spend months recovering from an injury and lose it all. So yeah, anyone know where I can get some of those?

The ones I see the Folks In The Know using look like a mini version of the ones they use for boxing (because they don't have to cover the hand, only the wrist) but the ones I see online are all powerlifting velcro jobbies and look nothing like what I see the circus folk using. I guess I could ask but yeah, endorphin overdose doesn't help with the remembering to when I'm there, eh?

I also have bruises on the inside of my pelvis. Because that's sexy, right?

And just so this post isn't all about my fascination with my bones, a conversation in my post about NZ's move to force beneficiaries to take drug tests has me wondering. Those of you who live in countries where there is a time limit on how long a person can claim welfare - what happens to the people whose time is up? I'm not going to hedge here, if the answer is 'they starve' then I think your government is failing, because I think the purpose of government is ensure the welfare of its people - that's why we pay tax - and if there is one person who isn't getting a minimum standard of care, then the government is failing.

Does that mean all governments are failing?
Tags: handbalancing, owie owie owie
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