with Kenny La from Outlaws Allstars, Australia
Hello everyone! This is the first Stunt Tip Tuesday to appear on the Outlaws Edge page and what better way to start off this journey with an episode on Injury Prevention.
Stunting takes a toll on of our bodies and in order to stunt LONGER and stunt SAFER we have to stunt SMARTER. Here are some smart things to do before, during and after your stunt sessions to help prevent injury.
🏃🏻♂️WARM UP 🏃♀️
Warm up properly, don’t just run around! Not only do we want to feel warm but we also want to feel loose. Do some mobility exercises like arm swings, leg kicks and hip circles. Make sure to also warm up those smaller but essential joints like the wrists, ankles and knees. 🎓 TECHNIQUE 🎓
Probably one of the most important ways to prevent injury is to use proper technique. When holding someone overhead, ensure that your entire structure is underneath the flyer, not just your arms. Lock out your arms, push up through your shoulders & upper back, squeeze your core and have a slight bend in the knees. In group & dual stunts, ensure all bases are staying close together and timing is in sync throughout the entire sequence.
🎾 ROLL OUT & STRETCH 🤸♀️
After a hard stunt session, it’s very important to stretch out to rid your body of muscle tightness and keep it limber. In the warm up, we did more dynamic stretching, whereas in this warm down you would do more static stretching. Rolling out specific areas of your body is also a great idea to eliminate muscle tightness and to help improve flexibility.
Thank you so much for tuning in to this week’s episode of Stunt Tip Tuesdays. If you would like some more detailed information or just have a question about stunting, feel free to message me on Instagram (@kenny_la) or Facebook (Kenny La). See you all next week and in the meantime remember to Stunt Safe and Stunt Smart 😊