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Benefits of pole dancing

Updated on November 5, 2013

Pole dancing can be seen in strip clubs and music videos; it is a way to seduce men or women out of their money, but it is also a great and exciting way to get into shape. Don’t worry about your age, weight, or size, because all the moves can be modified. Here is some other reason why you should ditch the gym and hit the pole.

Improves upper body strength

To bear your weight on the pole you’ll need a lot of upper body strength (lats, biceps, shoulders and forearms). The stronger you become the longer you will be able to hold your weight on the pole. You also need upper body strength as you climb and spin on the pole. If you don’t have the upper body strength to hold your own then you could start off doing some of the modified version and incorporate basic strength developing exercise to develop upper body strength.

Develop core strength

You’ll develop a strong core as you gracefully move around on the pole. Without core strength your upper body will be carrying extra loads of work; core strength will help you with your lifts and holds. When you think of core strength they think about the abs, but your core is more than just abs it’s your lower back oblique and hips; Pole dancing is a great way to truly develop your core.

Other benefits

  • · Flexibility
  • · Balance
  • · Agility
  • · Increase energy
  • · Burns fat

Improves lower body strength

There are moves that primarily use your legs such as the hands free poses. Pole dancing is a great way to target those problem areas such as your thighs.

Improves flexibility

Before any pole dancing class begin, you'll warm up by doing some stretches to loosen you up. Not to mention that pole dancing requires a great deal of flexibility, so the better you become the more flexible you'll be.

Home workout

Pole dancing can be done anywhere; you can install a pole in your house or apartment if you wanted too. If you’re going to install a pole in your home then it’s important that you take care of it. The pole will begin to develop grim and grease as you use it. You should clean your pole just as often as you use it. You can use a tea towel an old t-shirt or some baby wipes to clean the pole. If you use the t-shirt or tea towel then dowse it in alcohol or spay some glass cleaner on it.

Be safe

Even though pole dancing can be done by anyone no matter the weight, age, or size if you really serious about pole dancing then you want to developing upper body, lower body, and core strength. Also it’s important that you have an instructor with you especially if this is you’re new to this (more importantly if you have little upper, lower, or core strength).

Pole dancing is a physically challenging activity that targets every muscle and muscle group in your body. Pole dancing also can build your muscles proportionally. You can see results in a short period of time. Overall pole dancing is a way to feel confident; and since there is no specific dress code you can get sexy if you wanted to (it’s pretty much suggested that you do). There is nothing to be afraid of so give it GO!


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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Benefits of pole dancing has great benefits I just never looked at pole dancing in this way.