5 tips when you're new pole dancer
This post is about the sweet honeymoon phase when you've just started your pole dance journey! Here's a few tips and tricks and what you can expect when you are a new pole dancer ✨
1. Create good habits
The essence of any good workout schedule is creating good habits around your workout and it isn't just about showing up. Because you know what makes you wanna show up? A great training environment.
In general I've found that pole dancing is one of the most open minded and welcoming training communities ever. So you're off to a good start, but there's things you can do as well to increase it even more.
Say hello to the other polers in the changing room. Also ask the others in class if you've got questions or try completing someone for that awesome climb they just did! This way you create relations which will make it a lot easier to go to class and who knows, maybe you'll find your pole sister for life.
2. Start out slow
When you are just starting out it is always a good idea to take it slow. Let your body get used to what pole dancing does to your body - even if you've been working out for a while in different ways.
Begin doing pole dance 1-2 times a week and increase from there when you feel like you're body is ready for it. Don't overdue it though as you'll increase the risk of injury. As a rule of thumb only do pole dance classes every two days. This is to make sure you give your body the rest it needs.
You don't have to do nothing in between though. If your studio offers it then do flexibility classes, try out twerking or maybe try out a different style of pole dancing choreography class.
3. Auch! The pole kisses are real
Pole dance can be quite painful especially in the beginning. Your body needs to adjust to the pressure of the pole and in doing so you will get a lot of the famous pole kisses.
Pole kisses are bruises that you get from where your body meets the pole. It varies from trick to trick, but are often found on the inside of the arms, the top of the food from climbing and behind the knees. Don't worry, the pole kisses won't come as big and beautiful and many when you've gotten used to the workout.
4. It's okay to be a beginner
Yeah, that fireman spin may not look anything like the one the pole instructor just did, but that's okay! Allow yourself to be a beginner and be curious about your progress. Try out different ways of doing the fireman spin, do different variations of the body rolls - just have fun. And you'll see that you in no time will nail the tricks and spins! And remember everyone starts the same place.
5. Accessories for your pole dance routine
In general pole dancing doesn't require a lot of gear as many other training forms. You need your little, cute pole wear, a cloth (to wipe off the pole) and water. When you get more experienced you can add on different elements to your pole dancing routine. If you try out exotic pole dance, then you might wanna try out some sexy shoes & heels.
Grip is definitely also good to invest in as you get to the more advanced tricks, or simply because is Summer time. And of course if you wanna improve your flexibility you also wanna look good with cute leggings to keep you warm.
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