Bodyweight Strength Training for Pole Dance

Bodyweight Strength Training for Pole Dance
Following up on my previous strength training video I’ve been asked to do this bodyweight video for pole… without using the pole. I do everything for 30 seconds and always train both sides. This is a great little workout for the core and legs.

 

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Published on: Aug 18 2016   By:    2 Comments

First Aid & Fear

First Aid & Fear
I spent today doing a first aid course and then went pretty much straight to class. So I wanted to have a quick discussion about fear, why I’m scared to do certain moves on the pole and how I get over it 😀

 

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Published on: Aug 16 2016   By:    Leave a Comment

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:    1 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 🙂

 

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Published on: Aug 09 2016   By:    1 Comment

Staying Injury Free

Staying Injury Free
Okay so just incase you think I’m some sort of magician that can heal all injuries and wipe away all pole bruises, I’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. I’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 class a lot of students ask how long it took me to get certain moves. Sometimes they ask as they don’t think they can make the move look graceful yet, and wonder if that’s normal. Some ask in a way that seems to suggest they think the move won’t be possible… 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 I’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. It’s usually the hard ones, burny ones or all round painful ones. For example the Shoulder Mount or the Allegra aren’t always the group favourites! But some people love them, and I know that people tend to dislike moves they haven’t yet nailed – or at least I know I do 😉...

 

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Published on: May 09 2016   By:    3 Comments
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