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Prevent Injury with Proper Warm Up

Before any dance or other workout sessions, it’s essential to prepare your body beforehand. Setting aside time to warm up allows the heart rate and blood flow to gradually increase, rather than all at once. Starline Baton, specializing in baton twirling, would like to help you prepare your body and prevent injury risks by showing how to correctly warm up.

  • Start Gently: Begin with simple stretching exercises, such as rolling down the spine and rolling your head, shoulder, wrists, and ankles. Going right into the more rigorous exercises is never a good idea. Not only does skipping warm ups make you sore more easily, but it makes you burn out more quickly.
  • Increase Body Temperature: Increasing body temperature is key to giving a great routine from start to finish. Performing any of the following exercises for five to ten minutes should do the trick:
    • Brisk walking
    • Jumping jacks
    • Light jogging, marching, or skipping
    • Lunges across the floor
  • Fully Body Movements: The next step would be to spend five to ten minutes of completing lengthening, full body movements:
    • Large arm swings with torso twisting
    • Leg swings standing or leg-drop swings while lying on the floor
    • Bending forward, backward, and sideways
    • Dynamic series of yoga poses
  • Core and Stability: Although this step is optional, we highly recommend you to finish your warm up with one of the following techniques:

Posted: 9/29/2017

Battling Performance Anxiety

is not uncommon for athletes and performers to go through something called performance anxiety. This is not to be confused with being worried because it is more to the extreme. Rapid heart rate, sweating, and under-confidence can occur from a rush of adrenaline, and baton twirling experts, Starline Baton, believe it is crucial to know how performance anxiety can affect people physically and mentally.

Posted: 9/15/2017

Making the Perfect Fit Between You and Your Baton

Having the baton that is the right size for you is important. If you’re just starting out, having the proper baton will help you learn how to correctly handle batons. This will also help prevent injuries that can occur when you’re learning to twirl. Here are 5 steps to follow in selecting a new baton:

Posted: 8/31/2017

The Art of Flag Twirling

Are you planning to try out for your school's color guard or drill team? If you are, you may need to learn how to twirl a flag. One of the most common techniques in twirling a flag is called a drop spin. To spectators, a drop spin looks like the flag is swiftly spinning in front of the twirler's body. To perform a drop spin, follow these simple instructions:

Posted: 8/15/2017

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