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Pole fitness
« on: October 03, 2012, 11:43:51 am »
On my journey I have learned many disciplines. Martial arts, contact sports, rock climbing, yoga, sheep wrangling etc.

Now I am training to pole dance twice a week at an alternative fitness studio. Those girls who teach the class are in great shape :). Its complete workout with a great view.

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Re: Pole fitness
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2012, 12:05:49 pm »
I have those same shorts!  :D
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Re: Pole fitness
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 01:33:57 pm »
That looks great! Great back!

Hey, have you ever checked out mallakhamb, Indian pole gymnastics, done on a pole or rope? There are lots of youtube videos  with demonstrations.
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Re: Pole fitness
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2012, 04:02:59 am »
@sabertooth - this looks like it could be a lot of fun, I'll have to give it a go  :)

We recently had a local pole dancer do very well on a TV talent show:
http://tvnz.co.nz/new-zealands-got-talent/extra-2012-karry-summers-video-5098406

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Re: Pole fitness
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2012, 06:35:47 am »
Turns out Karry Summers has local pole fitness classes, and also some that looks really useful called anti-gravity yoga, reckon I'll book into this first to build up strength and settle my mind -

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Re: Pole fitness
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2012, 11:24:28 am »
I highly endorse pole dance as a form of exercise... Of course, I kinda do it for a living so I'm a big fan of it.

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Re: Pole fitness
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2012, 11:43:46 am »
How about some moves of yours in video? 
Should be amazing!
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Re: Pole fitness
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2012, 05:00:09 am »
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Hey, just thought I would give everyone an update, this is my first performance.
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2012, 05:18:27 am »
That was a 1st time for me to see a man do pole dancing!

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Re: Pole fitness
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2012, 05:29:36 am »
looks painful


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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2012, 02:26:21 pm »
That was a BEAUTIFUL dance performance Saber!

It's hard to believe that you have been doing it such a short time. Wasn't it just months ago that you started? I would have suspected that it would usually take a good many years to learn to do what you did there.
 
Did you make up the choreography yourself?

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Re: Pole fitness
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2012, 02:32:55 pm »
Very impressing! You're strong and agile as monkeys and apes, plus the human sense of harmony!  8)

Seems to hurt at times though, as Jessica noticed.
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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2012, 09:56:51 pm »
Ha ha Saber - people are commenting on your facial expression. A dancer can be concentrating so hard on those almost impossible body moves that they can forget to monitor what their faces are doing. I saw the grimaces as you having to keep extreme concentration on holding your body in such unnatural positions that need so much strength so that naturally it made you contract your face in such a manner but such facial contractions can be interpreted as pain and elicit emotional responses you don't want from your audience - which is something that I'd imagine you would learn to control more over time with practice. A calm sultry look on the face or a smile might be something you could add to your practice sessions - especially during the most intense moves. What you did above seemed almost impossible to me let alone smiling through it - but if you could do the above amazing feats, I bet you could add a smile too.  :D  Btw - I think one of the moves I liked the most in the performance was that crouching down into a squat looking at the pole almost like prey and then springing onto it like a cat. That was really cool.  8) 

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Re: Pole fitness
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2012, 04:42:24 am »
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« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2012, 05:21:29 am »
Wow !!  8)

It's fantastic what a human can do !

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Re: Pole fitness
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2012, 08:32:51 am »
merry christmas!!

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Re: Pole fitness
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2012, 09:08:47 am »
Are you at a level where you now perform at bridal showers?
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Re: Pole fitness
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Re: Pole fitness
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2013, 07:46:03 am »
wow, that's still really super awkward for me to watch

but I think it does a good job of demonstrating how much more strength and flexibilty you have gained, enough to be very graceful and agile, great work!

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« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2013, 12:06:20 pm »
That's great, sabertooth! I never saw pole dancing until you posted your first video, and I can see the improvement in the smoothness of your technique from then to now.
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Re: Pole fitness
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2013, 08:16:21 am »
http://geekologie.com/2013/07/hidden-nature-cam-captures-wild-bear-dan.php

I found this to be oddly familiar, watch and enjoy!
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Re: Pole fitness
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2013, 07:20:49 am »
I've been really interested in pole fitness for a while haha, but I've never seen a guy do it.
Youre awesome. Its so impressive.

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Re: Pole fitness
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2013, 09:47:16 am »
Sabertooth, it is impressive indeed and I can see that why pole is a good choice to work out. But I m not sure about myself doing that dance. Only if I had so much money, then I could give a try
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Re: Pole fitness
« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2016, 06:12:56 pm »
I highly endorse pole dance as a form of exercise

 

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