Handstand Training & Brass Monkey Entries

Handstand Training & Brass Monkey Entries
Today I have been strengthening my handstands using some of Charlotte Robertson’s techniques. Check out her tips: Charlotte Robertson’s Handstand Conditioning Workout I have also gone through 9 entries into a Brass Monkey from moves such as a Handstand, Genie, Shoulder Mount and Deadlift. I have been doing most of these for a while and recently learnt the Claw Grip Flip (real name unknown)...

 

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Published on: Aug 14 2016   By:    Leave a Comment

Resistance Bands & Flips

Resistance Bands & Flips
Resistance Bands & Flips   I’ve got 5 exercises to show you using a resistance band. They are really quick and easy to do – all you need is a resistance band. You can put them all together to make a great full body workout. AMAZON LINK FOR RESISTANCE BANDS: http://amzn.to/2beJoQ1

 

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Published on: Aug 13 2016   By:    Leave a Comment

Pole Grip Aides

Pole Grip Aides
Pole Grip Aides   Here is my collection of grip aides that I have acquired over the years. I try to pole for as long as I can without grip and turn to it if necessary. I know others tend to favour using grips which is absolutely fine. I have tried most of them and definitely have my favourites. Our skins types are all different, so rather than show you a review of each grip, I just wanted...

 

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Published on: Aug 11 2016   By:    Leave a Comment

Shoulder Exercises for Pole Dancers

Shoulder Exercises for Pole Dancers
Shoulder Exercises for Pole Dancers   In this video I demonstrate two simple exercises you can use to strengthen your shoulder muscles for the demands of pole dance. The shoulders are unfortunately a frequently injured area of the body when pole training, so we need to look after them, regularly training strength and stability šŸ™‚

 

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Published on: Aug 09 2016   By:    Leave a Comment

Staying Injury Free

Staying Injury Free
Okay so just incase you think Iā€™m some sort of magician that can heal all injuries and wipe away all pole bruises, Iā€™m not. Sadly. However there are so many little niggles that we can get from pole that can turn into bigger issues, that if we get rid of, or control them before they get out of hand, we might stand a chance. Iā€™ve had a few pole related injuries (and a few clumsy injuries too) and...

 

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Published on: Jul 28 2016   By:    Leave a Comment

When I Was New to Pole Dance

When I Was New to Pole Dance
During classĀ a lot of studentsĀ ask how long it took me to get certain moves. Sometimes they ask as they donā€™t think they can make the move look graceful yet, and wonder if thatā€™s normal. Some ask in a way that seems to suggest they think the move won’t beĀ possibleā€¦ ever. Other times they just want to know how long before they can reach a certain level and try certain tricks. So, when...

 

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Published on: Jul 02 2016   By:    Leave a Comment

How Long Have You Been Pole Dancing?

How Long Have You Been Pole Dancing?
People often ask me how long Iā€™ve been poling for. I’ve recently been saying 8 years, although last night when I was asked once again, I realised that it might have tipped over to 9 years now. I can never remember when I started and so I have to look it up every so often! At the beginning of the year (I think I started in March) I usually add on a year… So this year should be my ninth...

 

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Published on: Jun 10 2016   By:    Leave a Comment

It’s OK Not to Love Every Pole Move

It’s OK Not to Love Every Pole Move
When I teach certain moves or combinations in class, I know that some of the moves will send a groan around the room. Itā€™s usually the hard ones, burny ones or all round painful ones. For example the Shoulder Mount or the Allegra arenā€™t always the group favourites! But some people love them, and I know that people tend to dislike moves they havenā€™t yet nailed – or at least I know I do šŸ˜‰...

 

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Published on: May 09 2016   By:    3 Comments

Interview with Fawnia Mondey – Founder of Pole Expo

Interview with Fawnia Mondey – Founder of Pole Expo
Interview with Fawnia Mondey at Pole Expo   Unless you’re new around here, you’ll know that we had an amazing time at Pole Expo last year in Las Vegas! As well as managing to catch-up with many of our pole idols for interviews, James and I managed to distract Fawnia Mondey, the founder of Pole Expo for long enough to get an interview, while she was in the middle of the super human...

 

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Published on: May 02 2016   By:    Leave a Comment

Land Safely!

Land Safely!
I guess this articleĀ follows on from my previous ‘Just Don’t Let Go‘Ā post. The point behind this is most definitely ‘don’t let go’ but also… look after your own body. I was in class last year when a girl just let go of the pole. Full on LET GO!! Take Your Own Weight Long story short… I was spottingĀ one of my intermediate studentsĀ in an Outside Leg...

 

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Published on: Apr 29 2016   By:    Leave a Comment
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