Cirque du Soleil performers bend and twist their bodies into unimaginable positions. Assistant director of performance medicine for Cirque du Soleil, Kerry Gordon, explains how contortionists attain their amazing flexibility and strength. Could you be a contortionist? Test your flexibility at home.
Build up your super-human strength:
• Pushups develop the muscles in your arms and your chest.
• Squats condition your thighs and gluteal muscles.
• Power yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, stamina and strength.