The International Stunt Academy has a dedicated training programme. We encourage all students to embrace this as it is different from traditional Gym workouts and it has been created from years of study and experience of working with the best professionals in all disciplines.
Our programme is designed to take care of whole muscle groups, all the small muscles weigh lifting can miss or imbalance, and increases your body's range of motion, resistance to injury and gives performers their first layer of armour ... your muscles.
As a stunt actor, your body is your tool, and your safety is paramount. You must be able to withstand the rigors of the most physically demanding stunts, which often require you to jump, run, fall, and fight. One of the most effective ways to prevent injuries in such situations is to have strong muscles that support and protect your joints. In this article, we will discuss why having strong muscles is crucial to your safety, and share methods you can use to build muscle around major joints to protect them against impact or twisting injuries.
Why Having Strong Muscles is Important?
Muscles are an integral part of the body's structure and are responsible for providing support, stability, and movement. When it comes to stunt work, having strong muscles is crucial for several reasons:
Methods to Build Muscle Around Major Joints
Now that we understand why having strong muscles is essential for stunt actors, let's explore some methods to build muscle around major joints:
As a stunt actor, your safety is paramount, and having strong muscles is crucial for preventing injuries and improving performance. By incorporating resistance training, bodyweight exercises, plyometrics, and stretching and mobility work into your training routine, you can build strong muscles around major joints, protect them against impact or twisting injuries, and improve overall physical performance.
Always remember to approach training with caution, listen to your body, and always prioritize safety above all else.
This blog os co-authored by The ISA Team