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 strength conditioning exercises that will help you achieve your pole goals. In this section, you’ll find pole conditioning exercises that you can do at home, whether you have a home pole or not. 

 

Toe Point Exercises

Toe Point Exercises

In this tutorial, you’ll learn several toe point exercises that you can add to your pole conditioning routine for a better arch and a stronger toe point.   If you’re looking for information on how to properly point your toes, you can find that in this article....

Grip Strength Conditioning

Grip Strength Conditioning

Grip strength is going to help you in every area of pole whether you’re doing a simple spin, holding yourself up in Janeiro, or trying to master your tabletop. We’ll take you through a variety of grip strength exercises that will help you achieve your goal moves, as...

All About Pole Abs

All About Pole Abs

Today, you’ll learn about pole abs, which is a common exercise in pole that strengthens your core and helps you achieve your pole dreams. This exercise is commonly taught in studios, but it can be done anywhere you have a pole. If you don't have a pole at home, your...

Pole Flexibility Doesn’t Have to Be Frustrating

Pole dancing is a dynamic aerial sport, which means a pole dancer’s workout should incorporate dynamic training. Relying on just static stretching won’t give you the results you need – you’ll have to work with passive and active flexibility to achieve your goals! 

How to Become More Flexible for Pole Dancing

How to Become More Flexible for Pole Dancing

No matter what style of pole dancing you embrace, it can be hard to get by without doing any flexibility training. Once you finally wrap your head around just how many stretches there are in the world, you have to figure out which ones will help your pole dancing the...

Shoulder Flexibility

Shoulder Flexibility

Shoulder flexibility is a tricky beast to work with. There are several small muscles in the shoulder that can quickly become injured if not properly taken care of, and unlike many other areas of the body, it can be hard to tell if you’ve pushed yourself a little too...

Active VS. Passive Flexibility

Active VS. Passive Flexibility

In the world of pole, flexibility can be just as important as strength. Unfortunately, it’s not as well discussed as it should be. In today’s article, we discuss active VS. passive stretches and flexibility, helping you understand the differences and how each one...