This is just some of what I do to stretch for pole. These stretches will help overall flexibility and many serve as poses to help get deeper into splits or back-bends.
Always make sure you are properly warmed up before attempting any stretching. For me I find it is best to stretch after a pole session on days that I am going to pole. If I am not poling that day I find it is best to stretch as soon as I get up if it's possible.
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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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.