Getting ready for Advanced AOBT Classes!
If you’re signed up for Advanced Ashi (Deepfeet 2) or are thinking about it, most likely you’re also wondering if you are in shape enough for class!
Remember that the 2 footed strokes are best suited for clients (primarily men) who are at least 50+ pounds more than you are. So if you’re 135, your clients for the 2 footed strokes should be at least 185 (you catch my drift).
The insane thing about taking the Advanced Deepfeet 2 is that you spend the first day learning on women who are not going to weigh enough. And their frames are too little for you and even for the instructors to demonstrate the strokes on. All of the instructors demonstrate the 2 footed strokes on each therapist in class, and we try to hold up our weight as much as we can. And we don’t like it. Why? As we told you in class, the two footed strokes are meant for men, large men, large healthy men to receive.
So we’ll teach you how to modify the strokes on day 1, and you’ll learn new things to add to you repertoire for clients who need less pressure. You may not even put two feet on your client until day 2.
But that doesn’t mean you don’t have to be in GREAT shape to take the class! Primarily, work on your abs. Your core strength needs to sustain you during class. Biceps, lats, pecs too. Or you’re going to feel after the first day of class that putting on deodorant is waaaay too much pressure.