Lowering Your Front Lever

Lowering Your Front Lever
I’ve been working on my front levers for quite a while now but have only just got to a point where I feel more confident with it and can lower further. I can’t quite get as flat as I want to but I’m sure I’ll get there with more practice! I’m working on my front level with every grip – normal split, cup, twisted and elbow. At the moment I am stronger with my twisted...

 

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Published on: Sep 09 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

Pole Dancer’s Dream Home

Pole Dancer’s Dream Home
I love this simple cartoon from Leen Isabel! Since I started on the pole, I’ve never been able to view a potential new home in the same way… I’m sure I’m not the only one

 

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Published on: Aug 25 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

Get The Most Out Of A Pole Event

Get The Most Out Of A Pole Event
When I say Pole Event I mean a competition with a lot more to offer. Usually they have many different categories dividing the performers, there may be different days for preliminaries and then finals, some have workshops and most will have vendors. I was lucky enough to attend the World Pole Sports Championships in July this year. I’ve been to competitions before, but nothing on this scale! I...

 

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Published on: Aug 09 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

Mind Over Matter – Your Guide To The Fear

Mind Over Matter – Your Guide To The Fear
I Met Someone This Tuesday Tuesday is pole night. This Tuesday I met someone who doesn’t usually come to our class, she’s been going to the Thursday session for about 7 weeks now. I got talking to her and quickly realised something – we had something VERY important in common. It’s not something you’d initially think of when you begin pole. And when you watch all these...

 

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Published on: Aug 05 2014   By:    3 Comments

The Plank: How To

The Plank: How To
The Plank is a really great pole move! It looks beautiful, can make you a lot stronger and leads into many other moves as well. The Plank and the Layout are very similar moves. In my opinion (as I’m sure some of you may disagree!) the Layout is similar to the Plank. Both are from seats with your legs straight. In the Layout your hand is higher than your body whereas with the Plank, your hand...

 

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Published on: Jul 30 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

Music Matters

Music Matters
I’ve already written about the perks of pole dancing: the community spirit, the therapy, overcoming the fear factor, the increased strength (on and off the pole) and of course, music. Recently I discovered a music video that gave me goose bumps and made me so thankful that I have (pole) dance in my life: Sia’s Chandelier. Both the song and the video literally stopped me in my tracks, made me drop...

 

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Published on: Jul 24 2014   By:    2 Comments

Bringing The Fun Back

Bringing The Fun Back
I’m always so preoccupied by nailing the next move or getting the right technique that I can forget to have fun on the pole! I judge myself far too harshly if I can’t get certain moves or don’t have enough strength. The reality is that I’ll only get stronger, more graceful and have better technique with practice. So I’m bringing back the fun! I’m seeing pole as a...

 

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Published on: Jul 23 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

Oona Kivela’s Winning Performance at the World Pole Sports Championships 2014

Oona Kivela’s Winning Performance at the World Pole Sports Championships 2014
This weekend we were in London at the 2014 World Pole Sports Championships. There were so many breathtaking performances from athletes in all categories. In the coming days we’ll be posting a number of PoleFreaks exclusive interviews with selected performers… Watch this space

 

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Published on: Jul 22 2014   By:    1 Comment

Pole Bruises are Badges of Honour

Pole Bruises are Badges of Honour
As Leen Isabel says in her latest pole dance cartoon, pole bruises tell us that we’ve been working hard. Even more than that, we can even tell what you’ve been working hard on!

 

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Published on: Jul 18 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

Inverting: How To

Inverting: How To
I don’t know about you, but a lot of the things I find about pole dancing tend to be based upon inverted moves – pictures, videos, competitions, people talking about their achievements. You name it, and everyone’s doing it. Getting upside down is a really big achievement that is often forgotten. Before you manage to do it, you can spend weeks or months trying and one day it all just...

 

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Published on: Jul 16 2014   By:    Leave a Comment
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