Is there a special „contortion diet“ that allows you to be more flexible?
There’s no special miracle-diet that could make you more flexible. But with a well-balanced diet and fresh organic nutrition you can support the body and achieve better results in contortion, but really every, training. The more junk food and preserved things you eat, the more you work against your body. Don’t forget: You wanna work […]
Are adults still able to reach a professional level in contortion? I heard that one has to start in early childhood?
Sure, your contortion training should start very early. I would say that it is good to start with gymnastics, ballett, yoga or stretching when children are about 8 years old. Most important is the awareness of the movement in general: learning how the body works and learning coordination as well. I have started my education […]
How do I book a contortionist / entertainer / specialty act for my event? What are the necessary requirements?
My clients usually heard about me or saw a video or got a recommendation from someone or found me via Google search. On my webiste they contact me using the contact form and there they can find more necessary information, such as stage and lighting requirements. Facts for hiring Nina. The most important is always: the […]
How long and how often do you train?
I usually train 3-4 hours a day, 6 days a week. Starting with weight training for 30 min. to one hour- thereby I warm up all my muscles for the contortion exercises. Then I go on with yoga and pilates exercises on the floor going into the stretching part with all the overstretches of legs […]
How long can you do contortion? Is there an age limit?
Forget limits in general. Limits exist only in your head! I can’t answer this question as a general rule for every contortionist! Chinese contortionists usually train their whole childhood and become professional artists as teenagers already. Unfortunately their career is usually over when they are in their twenties. They perform on such a high level […]
Do those extreme movements hurt? Are you never in pain?
First, the body has to get used to those movements. You are not starting with the most extreme stretches of contortion when you never have done a simple bridge before. It is a daily step-by-step development, like normal people experience it in yoga lessons for example. In the beginning, everything feels weird and uncomfortable, but […]
Is contortion for everyone? Is it true that chinese contortionists do surgery on their spine in order to be even more flexible? Did you do that, too?
Not everybody’s genetics are meant to do that! Ideally your body fulfills certain preconditions in order to learn those very exceptional positions more easily. Long and slim extremities are for sure a plus when becoming a contortionist. High open joints as well. It can be an advantage to have very long legs and a short […]