Too Old To Pole?

Too Old To Pole?
Is Age Only Number For Us Pole Dancers? Of course there are older generations participating in different sports all over the world, but at what point does our body say: ‘No! No more pole for you!’ Alternatively, does our favorite sport give us longevity keeping us supple and flexible, maintaining our strength without causing great stress on our bodies? All pole dancing schools around the...

 

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Published on: Nov 18 2012   By:    4 Comments

Strength Training Outdoors

Strength Training Outdoors
As most of us have limited access to a pole, it can be highly advantageous to be able to work out in a way that benefits your pole dance training, without being at The Gym or Pole Studio. While you may not have much time, money or workout space, you should hopefully be able to find a local park or green space in order to do some circuit training. You can do this workout with a partner to help motivate each...

 

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Published on: Nov 14 2012   By:    Leave a Comment

3 Tips To Improve Pole Flexibility & Stretching

3 Tips To Improve Pole Flexibility & Stretching
As far as I can tell, every Pole Dancer wants to be more flexible. I have yet to have a conversation with a Pole Dancer who says “nah, I don’t want to be able to do the splits”! Flexibility is an important part of our repertoire. Plus it looks really cool when you can whip out a Jade Splits or even a Banana Splits! Below are three powerful tips and tricks that will help you become more flexible. Do...

 

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Published on: Nov 10 2012   By:    2 Comments

The Joys of Stretching… Or Not

The Joys of Stretching… Or Not
I have to admit… I HATE stretching. I find it boring, time consuming and a little uncomfortable (because I don’t do it as I should) I notice that there’s always a couple of girls in class that are hard core stretchers. They can stretch for hours. They enjoy stretching and they look great doing it. Their legs look broken because they are sometimes over stretched. They do their back...

 

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Published on: Nov 03 2012   By:    1 Comment

Aerial Inverts

Aerial Inverts
Aerial inverts are tricky. No matter how long you have been practising inverting from the floor, you will need a lot more strength for an aerial invert. There are many ways to do an aerial invert . The simplest tends to be a basic invert from a pole sit where the harder ones know no limits; Superman to a shoulder mount for an example. There are many ways to do an aerial invert, as there are many...

 

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Published on: Oct 27 2012   By:    4 Comments

Tips And Tricks For Bruises

Tips And Tricks For Bruises
All pole dancers, new and experienced, get bruises. Big horrible purple bruises, speckled bruises that run the length of your leg, and bruises that are in places that make no sense. As great a lesson as bruises are, the non-pole community seems to have mixed emotions about people being covered in bruises high up on the leg and on the arms. I’ve found 3 main tricks that are helping with healing...

 

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Published on: Oct 26 2012   By:    1 Comment

My Typical Pole Workout

My Typical Pole Workout
While many people are able to go to classes, a lot of people pole by themselves. It can be difficult to stay focused, motivated or to see any improvements. I wanted to give you an insight into the typical pole workout that I do when I’m poling alone to see how our workouts differ. While my personal workout may not suit everyone, its perfect for me! Warm-up I find warm-ups very important –...

 

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Published on: Oct 25 2012   By:    7 Comments

Another State, Another Pole Studio

Another State, Another Pole Studio
Let me start out by saying… I’m going to miss Knoxville, TN., where I’ve lived for the last 11 years. I’m also going to miss the people I’ve met along the way. Besides missing the obvious… I’m going to miss my Pole Studio and the other students. The thought of having to find another studio, in a different state, is scary. I’m full of worry, fear and anticipation. I’m...

 

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Published on: Oct 23 2012   By:    5 Comments

An Introduction to Strength Training

An Introduction to Strength Training
The thought of strength training makes many women want to run a mile in fear of developing bulky, manly muscles. However, to improve on the pole, it is very important to include strength elements in every pole workout that you do. You’ll find that doing so will help you improve very quickly on the pole. Bonus! The truth is, that to make serious improvements on the pole, you don’t need to...

 

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Published on: Oct 21 2012   By:    9 Comments

My First Time

My First Time
I’ve been pole dancing for a few months now and can’t imagine going a week without getting on the pole. The cool feeling of the chrome beneath my hand as I throw myself into a flying body spiral is one of the most amazing sensations in the world. Now that I’ve been dancing for a little while I’ve come to expect all the bruises and strange aches, but when I first started that was all new territory. I’m...

 

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Published on: Oct 20 2012   By:    3 Comments