Young Woman Shows Off Her Stretching Abilities And Flexibility In A Series Of Snaps

Inspiration

August 22, 2019 21:48 By Fabiosa

Some people prove that nothing is impossible – but only due to hard work. This girl didn’t just dream of achieving her goal, it took her tens of thousands of hours of practice.

Maria Pucciarelli is a real celebrity. She performs in galleries, television shows, and many other events. And all thanks to the girl’s unusual occupation – she is a contortionist. Maria can bend her body in all sorts of ways in the most bizarre positions, many of which are completely unfathomable.

As a child, the young New Yorker was fond of various sports, but at the age of 14, she became interested in something special. Despite being absolutely inflexible, the girl really wanted to become a contortionist.

I realized I needed to gain more flexibility from gymnastics and needed to take stretching more seriously if I was to realize my dream. I was watching stretching videos on YouTube and came across the contortion solo from Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria. I was absolutely fascinated...

Soon she understood that she wouldn't be able to achieve her goal by herself, and at 15, started taking classes with a coach. To master the art of contortion, Maria even switched to home-schooling and spent thousands of hours to achieve noticeable results. At first, she was not doing well, but refused to give up. She had to go through it all: muscle pain, failures, and her coach's "slightly insane stretching methods." One of these, by the way, was a training session in which the coach would stand on her while she was doing the splits.

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Now Maria is in great shape. She practices several hours a day. The girl gets invited to perform at various events, and her photos adorn the walls of art galleries. In addition, the athlete is a champion in foot archery – let’s just say there aren't many people who can call themselves that.

The main pride of the girl is one of the hardest moves called the triple fold, which involves very deep back bending. But it seems that the girl is not going to stop here and we will hear about her soon.

After reading this article, do you also have a sudden urge to go to the gym? Would you like to be able to do the same?

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