Pole Dance Conditioning
What Is Pole Dance Conditioning?
Pole dance conditioning is a pole dancer’s workout that helps them achieve the strength they need to continue working towards their goal moves. The more advanced the pole trick is, the more strength or flexibility it might need to look clean, graceful, and smooth.
These conditioning exercises for dancers may seem simple; strengthening your calves, increasing your foot arch flexibility – or it can be as mainstream as building general upper body strength at a gym.
Especially as you begin learning inverted moves, it becomes more and more important that you can physically hold your body weight up reliably and efficiently.
While flexibility is focused on making clean and pretty lines, it is also essential to achieving many moves, and helping ensure your muscles don’t over-stretch by trying to achieve these moves too early.
If you can’t reliably hold your own body weight, then rush into a move using momentum – such as kicking up into an invert – you’re likely to put an inordinate amount of strain or torque on your body; something it’s not ready to handle yet.
Conditioning helps your body by strengthening it and make it more flexible through a series of often repetitive, dynamic movements. Conditioning exercises for dancers are meant to lightly but consistently push your limits, raising the threshold for your strength and flexibility alike.
Achieve Your Goals with our Conditioning Exercises for Dancers
There are several pole conditioning exercises that will help you achieve your pole goals. In the articles you see in this section, that is exactly what we are showcasing; pole conditioning exercises that you can do at home – in some cases, you don’t even need a pole.
Because pole dancing is such a dynamic sport, a pole dancer’s workout should incorporate a lot of dynamic movement – not static stretching!
Many pole dancers incorporate static stretching into their warmup routines, but this can leave you feeling sore, and potentially increase your risk of injury. Including the typical dynamic exercises for dancers, in addition to other dynamic exercises, will help improve your overall, natural flexibility and strength.
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