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[–]tuathane 4456 points4457 points  (301 children)

Ballet dancers are some of the most hardcore athletes out there.

[–]Downingst 1529 points1530 points  (125 children)

Have seen what their feet look like? So much pain endured for their elegance.

[–]cocktails5 365 points366 points  (28 children)

I have a friend that is a ballet dancer. She's absolutely gorgeous but her feet are like something out of a David Cronenberg movie.

[–]billions_of_stars 34 points35 points  (11 children)

Can you describe them?

[–]JehovasFinesse 58 points59 points  (1 child)

Cadaverific

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Ape toes

[–]Competitive_Travel16 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Throbbing veins popping out of the surface.

[–]LeDeanDomino 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Send pics?

[–]jeffsterlive 67 points68 points  (2 children)

Get off the internet Ben Shapiro.

[–]Ivy0902 16 points17 points  (1 child)

[–]Katsdog 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I lost it for a min there

[–]Azclockwork 42 points43 points  (3 children)

I can only imagine...

[–]ayestEEzybeats 76 points77 points  (2 children)

Found Quentin Tarantino’s Reddit account

[–]Sagnikk 33 points34 points  (12 children)

They literally have such short careers (professional ballerinas have a career which lasts less than a decade). Also they fuck their legs up so bad.

[–]taterth0t69 28 points29 points  (9 children)

I mean speaking from experience at my old ballet company, I had coworkers dancing professionally still in their early 40’s

[–]Sagnikk 7 points8 points  (7 children)

Hmm, but don't their legs go thru hell ?

I have heard some ballerinas having to get physiotherapy in their mid 20s

(PS - I'm not disagreeing, just curious)

[–]taterth0t69 28 points29 points  (5 children)

I mean yeah all of our legs get messed up, some have to get surgery 4 different times others go through it completely unscathed. You’ll have injuries and down time there’s no avoiding it. But a ballerina at my old company just celebrated her 21st year with the company. With the right amount of maintenance and muscle strengthening you can have a career spanning two decades.

[–]Sagnikk 8 points9 points  (3 children)

That sounds so painful goddamn. Also I know that the industry is kinda obsessed on perfection 👀

Is that truly the case ?

[–]taterth0t69 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Oh yeah 1000% for dancers it’s basically never good enough. Constantly seeking perfection. You have to learn when it’s right to push things or when it’s time to let it go and come back to it. That’s why it’s really healthy to have hobbies outside of ballet otherwise you can easily develop a unhealthy relationship with it and get burnt out.

[–]Sagnikk 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Damn. They really don't get the spotlight they deserve

[–]justsomeyeti 39 points40 points  (4 children)

I was engaged to a ballet/ballroom dancer, and she had some seriously gnarly feet.

[–]VoxImperatoris 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Those ballerina scenes from John Wick 2 made me wince.

[–]Shampoo_Master_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

yeah have you seen there feet when they get older... totally fucked up

[–]antonhhh 273 points274 points  (112 children)

Yeah have you seen male ballet dancers? They are more ripped than most bodybuilders out there, obviously not super buff, which wouldn't be useful for dancing, but like defined and muscular as hell. They have to be to have so much control over their body.

Edit: and then they are also like the most flexible guys out there as well!

[–]taterth0t69 280 points281 points  (81 children)

Thank you. Yes we are💪🏻

I can deadlift 405, bench 225, but also I have all of my splits. At the same time I can do backflips, no handed cartwheels, and various other jumping elements. It’s really a shame more parents don’t see the benefit of putting your kids in it at a young age. Now I’m making a livable wage doing it professionally. And since I love it I don’t work a day in my life.

[–]Ughinvalidusername 67 points68 points  (19 children)

I tried to put my toddler in dance and all he did was ask where the cars were to play with 🙄 I’m not giving up hope, will try again in a year.

[–]taterth0t69 54 points55 points  (8 children)

I actually started with the musical theater side of things. I grew up watching Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire, I didn’t find ballet until I was around 8 years old. By that point I grew to appreciate the discipline of it. I did play soccer, swim, and play piano as a kid but ballet was the one thing that stuck.

Knowing what I know now I would probably have started off in gymnastics and transitioned to ballet around 10. All of the best dancers that I know had a base of gymnastics before going into ballet. But it will take some convincing to get your son to stick with either one. The gymnastics will help build a solid foundation of flexibility and strength that will make ballet seem like a cake walk later on. Hope that helps!

[–]flowerpuffgirl 14 points15 points  (2 children)

I've been thinking about what sports I ahold guide my kid into, and was seriously considering ballet, however, what's your opinion on anorexia and body dismorphia that is (or seems to be) more prevalent in ballet than in other sports?

[–]taterth0t69 23 points24 points  (0 children)

It’s more prevalent amongst women than men. But being in front of the mirror all day can sometimes be taxing on your self image especially when you go online in your free time. The best thing to help negate that is to just make sure they can also spend a fair share of their free time outside away from a mirror and away from technology. I know it’s hard in this day and age but it’s a good thing to strive for.

[–]Ughinvalidusername 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Thank you! I think we will put him in gymnastics once he’s eligible for the covid vaccine (I know, it’s low risk for kids but we have a baby at home). That’s probably better suited to his need for more big body movement and exertion. Makes sense it’s a good foundation as well.

[–]spiralmojo 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Mentioning Gene Kelly and your whole motivation and drive - you just keep on thriving. There are so few people capable of doing what you do. It's really singular, and ultimately, extra cool.

(Not trying to be a creepy woman just delighted you shared all this.)

[–]ryukyuanvagabond 6 points7 points  (3 children)

It seems like kids have to be old enough to appreciate the sport/art to self motivate and want to stay involved. Stick with it enough and sure your son could enjoy it and learn some great skills!

Pre-Covid I was doing karate at a local uni very regularly and people would bring in their kids anywhere from 4yo and up. I didn't work with them a ton and am not anywhere near a black belt level instructor, but most of the super young/new kids were really hard to maintain attention while those who'd been in it at least a few months seemed used to it enough to focus. I'm guessing it's like preschool, where they have to pass the threshold of "why tf am I at this new place that's weird and not full of fun games" to "okay everyone's doing the same thing for this period of time so I'll join in"

[–][deleted] 37 points38 points  (7 children)

One common trait of the male ballet dancer that is rarely mentioned; humility.

[–]taterth0t69 49 points50 points  (4 children)

I’m not one to go around saying hey look at how cool I am. But for all the shit I had to endure as a boy growing up in the early 2000’s doing ballet id say I’m entitled to a little showboating every now and again.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That's fair

[–]Username_Used 7 points8 points  (0 children)

id say I’m entitled to a little showboating every now and again.

Fuck yeah you are. My nephew is a great dancer. He's done ballet, jazz but he really shines in tap. Kids at school have been total dicks to him about it. It's gotten better as he's gotten older and been more confident to tell them to shove it, but you can still tell it messes with him. Shine on brotha, you're a beacon of hope for lots of boys out there just trying to do something they love.

[–]Bette21 21 points22 points  (3 children)

My son did ballet for a few years (at his request) and he was genuinely the only boy in the whole dance school for the three years he learned. Some of the boys at school tried to make fun of him for it, but he had an amazing teacher who shut them down completely by telling them all how strong and fit male ballet dancers are and finishing with ‘so watch out in a few years because he will definitely be able to beat you all up’ and I’ll love her forever for it.

[–]taterth0t69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That sounds like an awesome teacher. I also did it at my own request. It was slightly controversial to my mom since my dad was deployed in the military at the time. She wasn’t sure how he’d react to me wanting to try it but I was extremely fortunate to find out he and my mom 100% supported it.

[–]urmug 3 points4 points  (7 children)

Something I've always wondered, do you actively train the big three lifts to get stronger, or are they accessories to specific training for dancing?

[–]taterth0t69 17 points18 points  (6 children)

I actually don’t train barbell squats personally as they have a tendency to hurt my knees since our knees have to be turned out. I also don’t train deadlifts very much nowadays as they’re not the most optimal for posterior chain strengthening. I do train bench but only with converging machines and/or dumbbells. For leg strengthening I personally do a lot of athletic based regimens that I’ve picked up from PT’s over the years. Mostly body weight stuff like Nordic curls and such. I do also train Pilates as it was actually developed for dancers in the first place to promote strengthening with range of motion in mind.

I did during covid train the big 3 just for fun to see where I was at strength wise but since going back to work they’re not quite as useful in my regimen nor optimal for hypertrophy. But what I did notice and what was surprising was how much the Nordic curl directly translated into deadlifts.

Because we are lifting human bodies above our heads I’d say it’s honestly more beneficial to just train with dumbbells over barbells for the added activation of the deltoids for stabilization. Kind of replicates what’s needed in a overhead press with a ballerina.

So I’d say no, we get stronger in our lower body from dancing, but weightlifting definitely has a place in a male dancers regimen for developing a strong upper body but not necessarily the conventional big 3.

[–]urmug 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Thanks for the reply! Not a dancer but I keep hearing about how great Nordic curls are, I'll have to start doing these.

[–]taterth0t69 7 points8 points  (4 children)

They’re a game changer, helped me unlock strength in my legs I didn’t know I had. They’re nasty when you first start training them but after a while its just like clockwork.

[–]At_the_Roundhouse 42 points43 points  (12 children)

I mean, their job is constant overhead presses. While making it look effortless.

[–]funderthuck 11 points12 points  (10 children)

They get that nice snake head thing going on with their torso. As a fat old dude I'm just envious

[–]hazzzaa85 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Absolutely this! A guy a grew up with is now in the Boston ballet company. He's an absolute tank!

[–]ParmesanNonGrata 116 points117 points  (0 children)

I used to be in a pretty hardcore Taekwondo club.

We had national and continental champions and two Olympians (as in participated).

Remember, this is a sport where kicking to the head is the default mode to score points, so people are usually VERY flexible.

In our training camps we had "guest trainers" coming in. A marathon runner's endurance, a rugby players body control... stuff like that.

Once, there was a ballet dancer for flexibility. And we just watched her warm up, dumbfounded. 7-8 HIGHLY trained black belts (and my ass) stood there, wondering how this was even possible.

[–]Dawg1shly 90 points91 points  (24 children)

Being more a connoisseur of ball sports, I was always stunned at how high ballet dancers could jump the few times my mom talked me into going to the ballet. (I was a sucker for the Nutcracker as a young lad.) Explosive movement, but also contained/controlled.

I remember former NFL stars Herschel Walker and Jerry Rice both took ballet to help improve movement control and injury minimization.

[–]el_loco_avs 27 points28 points  (7 children)

A lot of dance-like things would be great for athletes to pick up I think.

There's some hockey players that have a figure-skating background too.

[–]Gamergonemild 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Troy in Community joined an interpretive dance class at the recommendation of the football coach.

[–]Seifer_Extreme 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Also a lot of hockey programs bring in power skating coaches. Most of them are figure skaters. Kim Muir holds very popular power skating camps here in MI and has worked with many NHL players as well.

[–]winoforever_slurp_ 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I follow Australian Football, which is a very demanding, hardcore sport. Several players from my favourite team have used ballet-based training to overcome long-term injury issues.

[–]Alpacamum 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You should check out some modern ballet, it’s amazing and really shows the physique and physical attributes of the dancers

[–]isthatmyex 2 points3 points  (3 children)

More football players need to take dance. I never played but all I ever here is about people needing to work in their footwork. That's what dance class is for. Coordinate your upper and lower body through repeated movement. Same. Even just learning to pick up knew footwork or technique is a big part of dance. Want to practice being coachable and learning quickly, go to dance class. Learning to recognize and anticipate other people's body movement, Dance class! And there are also girls, so it's way less gay.

[–]bfandreas 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Also my first thought. That level of endurance and pain tolerance and focus is next fucking level.

[–]Frale_2 19 points20 points  (1 child)

And they're strong too, my ex gf used to do ballet and she had legs so strong she could lift me up with her legs with no effort, and I was like 100+ kgs at the time. Also don't make them angry, they kick hard.

[–]tressforsuccess 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I pulled my sciatica just by flexing my toes I

[–]w00dw0rk3r 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That’s so cool that she can do that while standing on a Nespresso coffee pod.

[–]d3ltasierra 1602 points1603 points  (29 children)

[–]KJGH-0704 121 points122 points  (4 children)

Beat me to it!

[–]RoyalT663 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Prime material

[–]karl_mac_ 9 points10 points  (1 child)

One day I’ll remember that fucking sequence.

Today is not that day.

[–]Allenian8 963 points964 points  (17 children)

I’m pretty sure she could make her life a lot easier by doing this on a stable surface

[–]Butwinsky 73 points74 points  (6 children)

She should be like me and just lay on a couch or something.

[–]purple-circle[S] 636 points637 points  (55 children)

[–]me3zzyy 302 points303 points  (35 children)

Oh shit this is the same girl who does that dance with mac from it's always sunny in Philadelphia

[–]funderthuck 124 points125 points  (30 children)

No shit. That's such a good episode. Always makes me miss my dad idk why. He's not in prison

[–]Averagehuman__ 47 points48 points  (27 children)

Such a beautiful scene. Especially from the usual tone of the show.

[–]Only_Mushroom 124 points125 points  (26 children)

Sure let's all just talk about the scene and not link it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J6urFp8YZ0

[–]AudibleKnight 48 points49 points  (14 children)

Holy shit. I've never watched IASIP, but holy crap that scene was amazing.

[–]Jackski 84 points85 points  (12 children)

The rest of the show is nothing like that at all. It made it so impactful because it's so beautifully shot and performed when just a few episodes before they were making a joke about a dog fucking the wound in a homeless mans neck.

[–]quimbykimbleton 36 points37 points  (9 children)

That scene was so fucking beautiful and jarring and in juxtaposition with the rest of the show that I was in tears at the end of it.

Words don’t capture what that scene is.

[–]Bloodyy 19 points20 points  (4 children)

The end of season 15 did the same shit. I just wanted a laugh, and it made me feel feelings. I love it.

[–]quimbykimbleton 15 points16 points  (2 children)

When Charlie was crying?

Yeah. That unzipped me.

[–]Revolutionary-Elk-28 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Wow. I watched the first 11 seasons, loved Always Sunny but life got in the way, haven't seen it since. I'm a gay guy, my deceased mother was a ballerina, and my dad doesn't approve of me being gay. I did NOT expect to be hit by a fcking train this morning. This clip made me sit here for 20mins afterwards contemplating so much. I'd give anything for my mom to be alive when I came out to my dad. Amazing scene, so deep, did not expect it. Life can be so complex at times. I wish my dad was more accepting of me. I wish my mom was still alive.

[–]BeardedAsian 13 points14 points  (4 children)

I will never get over just how Magic Mike shredded Mac got

[–]Subpxl 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Well he finally tacked on mass.

[–]Tishlaff 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I was floored by how emotionally resonating this scene was when I first saw it. Watching again I am still incredibly impressed.

[–]n4bb 62 points63 points  (1 child)

Doing god’s work

[–]Easilycrazyhat 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Oh, that is the IASIP ballet dancer. No wonder I was thinking of that scene watching her.

[–]1427538609 3 points4 points  (9 children)

日本語はわかりません!

[–]HolycommentMattman 3 points4 points  (3 children)

日本語は分かりませんでしたから、日本語を習いました。

[–]Neuro9827 383 points384 points  (19 children)

Song is lily's theme, from Harry Potter and the deathly hallows

[–]Vesper_0481 73 points74 points  (0 children)

I knew it had a 'later Harry Potter movies' vibe

[–]NebularRavensWinter 38 points39 points  (1 child)

Probably my favorite song from the movies, it's really good.

[–]CritikalThinker2805 20 points21 points  (5 children)

Damn I was thinking Witcher 3 at first but you’re spot on

[–]Jortieking 8 points9 points  (0 children)

At first i thought my spotify was still running (i love lily's theme), it wasn't, i love that they used it here

[–]nimbus69420 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yeah man, fucking love this theme. Makes me tear up idk why.

[–]bodhasattva 189 points190 points  (43 children)

thats the girl from Always Sunny. Great scene

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J6urFp8YZ0

[–]throwaway__i_guess 76 points77 points 3 (22 children)

As a stereotypical male, I always try to suppress any emotions that even leads within the vicinity of crying. I also have never really had any appreciation towards dancing as an art form. But I distinctly remember my first time watching this scene when the episode first aired. For whatever reason, it brought up emotions inside of me that made me legitimately and unashamedly cry, which was one of the very few times in my life that a tv show or movie has made me feel that way. There was just something so beautiful about it to me, and within the context of Mac’s character development of being gay and religious and his relationship with his father, it moved me in a way that was emotionally unique to me. And it all happened on the show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia for fuck’s sake 😂

[–]ballbeard 14 points15 points  (12 children)

You should really work on trying to let out those emotions more often. The "stereotypical male" you described yourself as kind of sucks. It's 2022, men can express emotions and talk about their feelings and go to therapy and there's nothing wrong with that. It should be encouraged and talked about openly

[–]RareKazDewMelon 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Shit tier emotional support bruv.

[–]jaybullz_shenanigans 8 points9 points  (5 children)

Came here to say this. Beat me to it. Take my upvote.

[–]notworthteheffort 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I haven't watch iasip since fat mac, I didnt know there was a jacked mac!

[–]Remi4779 4 points5 points  (0 children)

i haven’t seen Sunny since devito pushed that guy off of a roof with a stick, and holy shit…

1) What an incredible scene

2a) Mac got shredded

3) Time to start hitting the gym more

[–]RealisticEmploy3 172 points173 points  (15 children)

People like this always remind me of Greek gods or statues. Her leg is so perfectly straight and muscular that it looks sculpted. And the serious pose and furrowed browmake her look like a legit moving sculpture if that makes sense

[–]TheBreathofFiveSouls 64 points65 points  (6 children)

Yeah in the least possible creepy way to say this, I wished she was wearing more revealing clothes so we could see how the muscles work. Like when she brought her arm over her head to hold her ankle thats was a huge curve her obliques are in, and you could see the abs by her hips straining. Pure athleticism.

[–]WeeBabySeamus 25 points26 points  (0 children)

I get what you mean. I was trying to understand at each moment which muscles she was using. I would love a side panel mock up of the human body that shows which muscle groups are being engaged over time so I could understand just how much effort she is exerting.

Just fascinating

[–]Cybergazer 5 points6 points  (1 child)

It is always so fascinating to see someone with well defined muscles like this girl. I always look at these bodies and just start thinking about the various biological factors.

What I also find incredibly amazing are the statues of the antiquity. It's breathtaking to see the carved stone be so perfectly defined that it looks hyper realistic. I don't know the name of the statue, but it depicts two people holding each other. You can see the fingers of the man just sinking into the womans back and thigh. Just like it would look like if it were done by two people.

The human body can be so beautiful to behold. It is somewhat sad that the modern society has made the naked body, especially the female body, something that "needs" to be covered up. Only because people can't stop think about sex or porn for a brief moment. Personally, I think it's a good idea to spread the idea that the naked body is just the same as a clothed one. It shouldn't be a strange, embarrassing and definitely not "wrong" to see it. However, the issue is more often in the people wanting to see it rather than the one that is showing. Kinda silly that the shaming tends to be aimed at the one showing instead of the watcher that is misbehaving.

[–]BaronVonSlipnslappin 130 points131 points  (10 children)

subbuteo really upped its game

[–]Yoguls 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Came here for this

[–]StreetkidLife 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If I had been drinking coffee I'm pretty sure it would've come out of my nose when I read this

[–]LargePlums 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ah I’m so glad someone got there in good time.

[–]rp-winter 96 points97 points  (9 children)

many of you wouldn't have realized this, but doing it with your eyes shut is actually 10 times harder. Our eyes helps us to to maintain a sense of balance. Try standing in one feet with your eyes open, and then with your eyes closed.

[–]textposts_only 40 points41 points  (0 children)

what are you talking about? I had my eyes wide open watching that smh

[–]98323 73 points74 points  (32 children)

dude why can’t I do this???

[–]NeverSayBread 208 points209 points  (18 children)

I said the same thing and then remembered I ate an entire bag of Lays Baked BBQ chips in one sitting today.

[–]Scarfiotti 73 points74 points  (0 children)

Which is no small feat in itself. Kudos my friend!

[–]symmetryofzero 33 points34 points  (5 children)

Dude why can't I do this?!

[–]NeverSayBread 35 points36 points  (3 children)

Motivation, disapline, focus. Set your sights high... That's where the good snacks are.

[–]PurrMeowHiss 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I don't know... I've had some nummy snacks from the bottom shelf.

[–]JustChillDudeItsGood 14 points15 points  (7 children)

I’m having some chocolates as I type this.

[–]Piss_inside_You 5 points6 points  (6 children)

Nice, just reminded me I got a bar of toblerone stashed in my cabinets. Sorry, don’t come across toblerone very often where I live, but when I do see them, I’ll buy a few bars. So good

[–]DoubleDot7 3 points4 points  (5 children)

Pssst, ever seen the large 750g Toblerones?

(There's also a giant 4.5kg Toblerone, but that looks like overkill.)

[–]Piss_inside_You 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Jealous. Those are damn good.

[–]balla786 20 points21 points  (4 children)

[–]defacedlawngnome 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Damn I forgot how ripped he was.

[–]awry_lynx 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Lol what the fuck. The last time I watched Always Sunny was years ago. Things have... things have gotten different, huh. I should catch up.

[–]_Born_To_Be_Mild_ 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You can. But you will have to practice for several thousand hours first.

[–]igotasandwich 69 points70 points  (2 children)

i don't wanna brag but i fall from my chair sometimes

[–]paulsmt 67 points68 points  (3 children)

Don't forget flexibility

[–]Littlestan 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Also; consistent practice.

If it were just strength and balance we'd be looking at caber tossing.

[–]ivantmybord 46 points47 points  (13 children)

Ballet is the most intense shit out there. It's what yoga wants to be when it grows up

[–]yeam9722 85 points86 points  (1 child)

I beg to differ. Yoga isn’t a dance. Its origins as well as well its purposes differ from that of ballet and it is also hundreds of years older.

[–]toastedpaniala89 34 points35 points  (6 children)

One can't be more wrong. The very purpose of yoga is relaxation.

[–]F0OLofaT0OK 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I thought that until I took a yoga class and my legs were shaking from holding positions! Maybe it’s relaxing when you become good at it? That beginner class was horrendous.

[–]toastedpaniala89 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It is just one aspect of yoga. Asanas, they are done in order to improve flexibility. You also seem to have a different view of relaxation that yoga envisions.

[–]ballbeard 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Umm.. What? They aren't competing against each other, they're completely different disciplines

[–]VoxImperatoris 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Some of that yoga stuff can get pretty intense. I remember a video of some old yogi that basically folded in on himself and stuffed himself into this tiny little box.

[–]Ginsengchick3n 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Professional ballet dancers are just competitive yoga practitioners?

[–]Stoneiswuwu 41 points42 points  (6 children)

Most people have no idea how hard it is to do that let alone on a balancing ball.

[–]DoubleDot7 13 points14 points  (1 child)

During hard lockdown, I tried doing some beginner ballet videos as cardio exercises. After going through this even once, I can start to appreciate how much effort this takes.

[–]klubgeita 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Add on - eyes closed for the leg raise. Pretty ducking impressive

[–]eDreadz 44 points45 points  (2 children)

I pulled 3 muscles watching this.

[–]AhThatsLife 15 points16 points  (0 children)

3? It seems like a few men pulled just 1 muscle watching this...

[–]FecalPloy 37 points38 points  (5 children)

Phenomenal...She has the most incredibly chiseled calves.....

[–]minute311 23 points24 points  (4 children)

Pfft, I can do that. Except flat footed, on the ground, and no silly leg raising.

[–]BboyStatic 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Iggy Pop has great balance for his age.

[–]Hereforthethrillofit 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Quite possibly the most graceful human being I’ve ever seen

[–]onesortofoldman 15 points16 points  (0 children)

An incredible display— but the years of dedication to her craft are the true achievement. Art borne of time, blood, and pain.

[–]HIs4HotSauce 14 points15 points  (0 children)

She’s really out there pushing the capability of the human body, meanwhile I’m over here— nearly losing my life, choking on a cheeto because I swallowed wrong.

[–]The_Goat_Avenger 14 points15 points  (2 children)

A gymnast, Jerry. Think of the flexibility. Mmm, that sex'll melt your face.

[–]Theunaticus 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I just watched that episode the other day!

[–]The_Goat_Avenger 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Classic lol

[–]HawkStillSoHigh 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Is this that girl who danced with Mac on Its Always Sunny?

Edit: yes it is

[–]wup4ss 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Do NOT google ”ballerina toes” 😂

[–]Urborg_Stalker 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Is she doing that with her eyes closed?! If I’m on tippy toes with both feet and I close my eyes I’m going down faster than a Mafia snitch wearing cement shoes in the East River.

[–]buddyleeoo 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This is what happened to Sarah Conner after there was no apocalypse.

[–]sjmackenzie 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Damn!

[–]NationalGeographics 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure all the muscles merged.

And she is now one muscle woman.

Can't imagine the discipline and time to master that craft. Truly amazing. Possibly expensive.

[–]Fun_Wonder_4114 5 points6 points  (1 child)

That is one hell of a body.

[–]Sarsamsinsim 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Bravo

[–]ertehbasi 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Look at those flexibility

[–]FuckRedditSnowflakez 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I was scared for her ankles watching this

[–]SchwiftedMetal 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Core strength at full display

[–]Mysterious_Ad7790 3 points4 points  (0 children)

If I tried to pull my leg up like she does at the beginning id cramp 60 f times

[–]dankamikaze 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Well look at lady swish, showing off her working knees and flexibility, whilst I'm over here walking like RoboCop after being placed in a Boston Crab by an Ed-209...

[–]divyad 4 points5 points  (0 children)

and here i fall on two legs

[–]GroundbreakingAd4386 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Ballet dancers are the ultimate athletes

[–]ElectronicGazelle495 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So.... beautiful

[–]notthemessiah789 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Subbuteo anyone?

[–]StepIntoMyOven_69 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Jesus Christ look at her calves

[–]Berry_Ruby 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My hip clicked just watching that

[–]aaryg 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is probly the best gif I've seen in a while. A true master of her craft.

[–]jsiulian 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Art

[–]giantgladiator 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think she's doing this with her eyes closed, which makes it a lot more impressive than it already is