I AM pointing my damn toes!

I’ll be honest here. The whole toe pointing thing remains a constant battle for me. I am one of those, let’s say, “grace-challenged” polers with zero natural flow and no dance background to tango swoop [...]

Halp! How do I programme my training for pole?

Today, I want to address the question I am asked more than any other: How the heck should I programme my training for pole? This question has many guises, including: “how many times a week [...]

4 Strength Exercises for the Brass Monkey Deadlift

Today is all about that cheeky little monkey - the Brass Monkey Deadlift! Otherwise known as ‘Brass Monkey press’, ‘Half Flag invert’, ‘Western flag invert’ – and probably a gazillion other names, too! Like all [...]

Balancing the vertical pull: overhead pressing for pole dancers

In my last post, we talked about the importance of pushing exercises for pole dancers and I shared some of my favourite horizontal pressing exercises. If you missed it, you can check it out here. [...]

Push ups for pole dancers

We talk A LOT about pulling strength in pole. And that’s no surprise given the amount pulling we actually do on the pole! Getting strong as hell in pulling exercises like chin ups and pull [...]

Learn pole faster! 8 ways to maximise your training time (Part 2)

When you try that cool new spin and feel as coordinated as a giraffe stepping off a waltzer? Yup. Welcome to the wonderful process of learning a new movement pattern. In my last post, we [...]

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