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Warm Up Routine

Warm Up Routine
I’ve had a few people ask what warm up I do at home, so I thought I’d share it with you. I use this or similar warm-ups before starting my workout. If I’m doing a weight based workout, I usually warm up with bodyweight movements like inch worms or squats, depending on the session ahead.

 

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Published on: Oct 12 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Shoulder Mount Prep Exercises

Shoulder Mount Prep Exercises
I love a shoulder mount. I used to hate them, and was a little scared and frustrated by them, but now they are mine, I love them. There are so many great ways to start training your shoulder mount. This video has beginner, intermediate and advanced options – so hopefully something for everyone! Even if you can already shoulder mount, these exercises are really great for getting you even stronger. Below...

 

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Published on: Aug 16 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Pole Splits

Pole Splits
There seem to be so many cool pole splits going around at the moment. Whenever I get used to one, another one comes along, and I couldn’t be happier. My normal split can usually touch the floor on both sides – although I turn out a bit on my left side. I find that this is very apparent on some pole splits while others hide it nicely. I love that there are so many different ‘families’ of...

 

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Published on: Jul 28 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Get Your Flex On!

Get Your Flex On!
Okay so the picture attached is a massive achievement for me… massive! I know some of you will easily be able to do this without with thinking or even feeling a stretch, but for me it is torture! I have to stretch for ages before I even attempt this, and even when I do, I so far have only been able to hold it for one or two seconds. This picture is the first and only time I’ve ever been able to...

 

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Published on: Jul 16 2017   By:    2 Comments

Resistance Band Training For Pole

Resistance Band Training For Pole
You may have seen a few videos of people using resistance bands to help them with their pole work. I never really understood how useful resistance bands were until I started using them. I like to use the bands on strength based moves. I’m currently working on my Cup Grip Deadlift, Tabletop with straight legs, Human Flag and Brass Monkey Lift. Of course there are so many other cool moves to try too...

 

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Published on: Jun 26 2017   By:    1 Comment

Embrace The Sticky Weather

Embrace The Sticky Weather
Here in the UK we really do have to embrace the hot sunny weather as much as we can, as we don’t know when the next sunny day will be. I’m a sun baby and will use any excuse to go out and sit in the sun, but recently I’ve been embracing the warm weather on the pole. I find that my hands start to get a little more slidey but my body just loves to grip! Use That Stick I know it can be super frustrating...

 

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Published on: Jun 03 2017   By:    3 Comments

What To Expect From Your First Pole Class

What To Expect From Your First Pole Class
This video is aimed at those of you who are thinking of taking a pole class but perhaps haven’t booked onto a course yet. Hopefully this video will help to give you a little more information about your first class. It took me a year to build up the confidence to book my first pole class – and I just wish I had booked when I knew I wanted to try it. Your First Pole Class Each pole studio is...

 

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Published on: May 04 2017   By:    2 Comments

Shoulder Warm Up

Shoulder Warm Up
It’s so important to warm your body up before you pole. Sometimes it’s the last thing we want to do – we just want to get on the pole. Warming up is incredibly important to keep you safe, so here are some of my favourite exercises to warm up my shoulders.

 

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Published on: May 03 2017   By:    1 Comment

Video Competition Entry: How To

Video Competition Entry: How To
So I’ve just entered my first competition via video entry – woo hoo! Well, two actually. I’ve entered competitions in the past where you apply online, and automatically get entry, so entering a video online was a whole new experience for me. I don’t yet know whether I’ve got through to either competition’s live final, but I wanted to write my thoughts while it’s...

 

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Published on: Apr 05 2017   By:    1 Comment

How To Engage Your Shoulders For Pole Dance

How To Engage Your Shoulders For Pole Dance
If you are new to pole, it can be difficult to work out how to use your arms properly. You may have been told to pull with your arms, or engage your shoulders, but have no idea how to do this. In the video above, I aim to show you how to do exactly that. It’s super important to make sure that you use your arms properly to avoid injury. When we are new to pole it can feel like we are just holding...

 

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Published on: Mar 24 2017   By:    Leave a Comment
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