I cannot tell you how important stretching is to a complete pole dance routine. Unless you are hyper-mobile you will need to stretch to avoid injury and widen range of motion. Some stretching can be done on walls, on the floor, with yoga blocks or balance/stability balls. These stretches you can do using the pole and are unique for a pole dancer's needs.
The video was over 11 minutes long so I had to cut it in half because the stats tell me most views are about 1:50 average regardless of how long the video is.
You can seriously injure yourself if you try to do over half of this stuff cold.
This is not a joke or exaggeration. Anyone trying to improve their flexibility can tell you how much better their 3rd attempt at whatever pose is than their first one. They can also tell you about how much easier it is to do when they are warm. Cold stretching or cold pole dancing can lead to injury.
And ideal warm up lasts between 7-15 minutes depending on what is being performed in the session with some workouts lasting as long as 25 minutes.
The reason I call this advanced to intermediate is because I use inverts in the warm up. There is nothing wrong with using a basic invert in a warm up if it is easy for you because you have been doing that motion for 18+ years. If that is still a challenge for you because you are new to that move then maybe leave that off and go into another move.
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As you may or may not know I have had to rehabilitate my shoulders (and my hips) over the years. Some injuries were from improper form on the pole and some were from accidents that were out of my control. I decided after my air walk video that I needed to show how to correctly align and maintain that alignment when doing various pole holds and hangs. This demonstrates and shows how to hold your shoulder during all pole moves.
Many times we when our bodies are not in proper alignment our muscles are not working correctly. This means they are not doing what they were designed to do. Rotator cuffs are designed to stabilize the shoulder girdle. The deltoids are the prime movers meaning they are responsible for lifting weight and holding your body on the pole. If you use your rotator cuff muscles as prime movers they can and usually do get injured.
This is about prevention in the hopes that you will maintain healthy shoulders and not need rehabilitation.
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Aviva has been instructing private clients and group classes for over 20 years. Her passion is pole dancing. Her focus is safe, effective training for the purpose of achieving your goal.