Pole dancing during a heat wave? Here's how!
We've been bickering about the cold for sooo long and now the heat wave's finally here! Sun dresses, drinks by the habour with good friends, barbecuing all day, every day and when you come to pole dancing class you just cannot.. hang.. on.. the.. freaking.. pole.
I feel y'all, pole sisters! But fear not, we've got a few tricks up our sleeves on how to get through the heat wave and still do a lot of pole dancing.
Use extra grip
Grip is every pole dancers best friend and an absolute necessity during the Summer. The grip will help you stick better to the pole and enable you to do a lot more tricks in the heat. But try not to smother yourself in grip as you will then stick too well to pole and thus no pole flow will come.
An extra tip is to put on your grip 30-45 minutes before you arrive to your studio! This helps the grip really work its magic 🔥
Check out all the different types of grip we offer at Pole + Stretch!
Change your focus
Maybe not what you want to hear, but sometimes we need to accept that outstanding circumstances affect our lives - also when it comes to pole dancing. During the heatwave it might not be the best time to work on that Allegra or Jade. Accept that sometimes it's just not the weather for improving your pole technique.
Work on your flexibility
You know what a heatwave is good for? Your muscles and hence improving your flexibility! Don't like during flexibility training because you can barely touch your feet? Well, here's your chance to change that.
We warm up our muscles before any workout (you do, right?) in order to prevent injuries and give the body the best condition for working out. When it comes to flexibility the heat will give you a great advantage as the muscles are already steaming hot! Maybe this will the day you finally get that split ✨
Don't work on pole dancing tricks
Look, the weather just ain't right for pole dancing tricks, alright? So focus your attention elsewhere. There's so much more you can do! Work on those body rolls, leg waves or other floor work. Practice your lines, making sure your hands extend those lines and your feet are pointed. You can focus on finally getting that handstand, build up strength, how to transitions from the pole to the floor. The possibilities are endless.
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