Is twisted grip REALLY that bad? Part 1: Handspring Biomechanics

This beast of a topic has been brewing in my dreams for a while now. My research for this post kinda spiralled outta control, ending with me consulting physios, and creating slo-mo biomechanical analysis of [...]

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 [...]

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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