I’m sure over the coming weeks and months, I’ll find lots of cool new moves on the LyraPole to work on, and share with you all, but for now I’m just super excited to play with my new piece of equipment at the studio, along with my poles, aerial hoops and silks.
I know what it’s like to have that feeling where you can’t do a move and feel so, so far away like it’s never going to happen. Then you look around the room and convince yourself that you’re the only one that can’t do the move… and now you get angry and want to give up.
I hope not, but incase it is, here are some tips that may help you.
One of the things that helped me the most was focusing on other moves. I had this one big move that I was working on consistently and the rest were achievable moves. Achievable moves for me are moves that add on to ones that you know you can do, and with a few training sessions can probably nail – and this is what I mean by training sideways.
Our bodies are all different – some of us love the hot weather and some of us love to pole when it’s colder.
I love the hot weather – and not just to pole in!
When it’s warmer I have so much body grip that it makes those pesky ‘holding on just with skin’ moves much easier… still painful, but much easier. My hands slide a little bit but it has to be super warm for me to feel like it’s too slidey to reverse grab – in the UK those kinds of days don’t come around too often.
For many different reasons, this has been a very difficult year for me. With regards to pole… I just gave up.
Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year – you get to dress up, party as much as you want, and of course see your family and friends. Our pole studio is now decorated and it feels like Christmas is on it’s way. And what else do you do at Christmas? Well, play games of course!
In the past I’ve had a lot of requests to teach children – so far ranging from 8 upwards. So far they’ve all wanted to learn pole specifically. Sometimes the parents want to learn with them, other times it’s just the child wanting to participate.
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.
There are so many cool pole moves that can be done from a Butterfly – and here are just a few of them.
Once you have the initial hooks – e.g. outside leg or inside leg hang etc, you can then get into so many other cool pole moves.
I love pole pull ups. There are so many cool variations, and they help get you strong for so many amazing pole moves.