The original video was over 7 minutes long so I decided it would be best to break it up into 2 videos. The first is called the cradle spin. Many of these moves are foundational meaning they stand alone and can transition into other moves that are more advanced. This particular spin is not a shoulder killer because all your weight is not on your shoulders like many spins. As always listen to your body, if it hurts don't do it.
As I have likely mentioned many places before I am not a huge fan of spins. They can be dangerous if done incorrectly (with bad form) and cause major damage to tendons and ligaments. These take longer to heal than muscles due to their structure. It is much better to prevent the damage than to try to heal it after damage.
Make sure you keep your shoulders back. The easiest way to get there is to stick your chest out.
As usual unless your shoulder is injured, do these on both sides even though you will like one side better than the other.
The rocketman pole hold is a crowd pleaser. It looks like you're floating in mid air and it's easier to do than it looks like it will be. This is one of those few moves that I got the first time I tried it. It is also one that right now I only do on my left side because of my shoulder injury. If your shoulders are both healthy, try it on both sides but as always, listen to your body. This is a move that does not cause extreme pain so if you feel any stop immediately.
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The hip hold is another classic move in pole dancing that like the previous tutorial, the lay back, leads to other moves. The jade is one favorite built off hip hold. You can get into this move by putting yourself right into it on the pole, as you will see, or you can do it from a leg hang.
This is a move that requires adequate skin availability as there are only two points of contact on the pole after final set.
As with almost any move learn it on both sides of your body. Remember that even though there are only two points of contact as long as your feet are behind your head you will be totally safe. When exiting the move it will be best to have both hands on the pole to lower your feet to the floor.
The lay-back leads to many other moves as well as being a beautiful up-side down pole hold.
It took me 18 months, from the time I first wrapped my body around a vertical metal cylinder, to be able to do this move. I tried it straight leg the very first time. Don't do that to yourself. Work up to straight leg. Figure four is a lot easier on the skin than straight leg because it puts the pressure point closer to the knee rather than the inner thigh.
Please do not do this move in leg warmers, socks, or pants that are not specifically designed to stick on the pole.
I can preach all day long about calories and how the latest diet craze isn't going to work and why. But my favorite thing to do is teach pole so here's more tutorials. Feed back is always welcome as well as questions.
This is a tutorial for the blind hand grab also known as the body spiral. It is a spin on a static pole. While I still feel that many spins are dangerous on untrained shoulders typically the spins I teach and incorporate into my practice are not as taxing on my shoulders. As everyone is different please listen to your body. At no time during filming of these tutorials did my shoulders start to hurt. If you experience pain while working out stop immediately and either move on to another portion of your workout or call it a day and ice the effected area depending on your degree of discomfort. Always listen if/when you experience pain.