Stretching after a pole session is imperative if you want to improve your skills. Stretching is the difference between just prancing around and looking cute (which if that's your goal power to you, but I think you don't need to go to pole class to be cute) and building something you won't walk away from in 2 years. These stretches are foundational---they are the absolute least you will need to do after walking around in 6--8" heels for an hour.
In part one of this 3 part stretch series I show you how to stretch the back and front of your legs. Hamstrings, calves, hip flexors and quadriceps are all hit in this video.
Next week it's all about the forearms and your grip.
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How to do the half-mast flag
Half mast flag is with both arms bent, pole into the chest. It can lead into brass monkey and elbow hold ayesha.
Be very mindful of your shoulder positioning and as with everything physical: if it hurts don't do it. Listen to your body.
How to do the aerial body wave
This is how to do an aerial body wave. It is nothing like body waves with your feet on the ground because this is focused on your arms and pushing out from the pole where body waves on the ground are based and built in the chest area. It helps to have a strong bracket grip. Review the tutorial video before trying this more advanced move.
Note in the video how I show the body waves from the side so you can see what I'm doing. You'll notice in this tutorial I start the move facing the camera. This is because when you grip extra tight with your top hand as you are likely to do with bracket grip it rotates you up to half a turn around the pole.
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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.