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Are you struggling with holding on to the spinning pole? Don’t worry. You are not alone.
I used to struggle for years. At the beginning I was definitely lacking strength. But when I achieved my first advanced move, it became clear to me that it’s not just a strength issue. Because of the centrifugal forces, it’s indeed a bit harder than holding on to a static pole. It’s something we can’t practice in the fitness studio or in everyday life.
Now I know that with the correct technique you can make these forces work in your favour. Looking back, if there’s something I’d now change about my beginners training, it would be learning the proper body engagement and playing with the distance to the pole and the momentum of spinning.
Below you’ll find my first video tutorial for beginners from the series 15 pole dance spins into climbing. It contains conditioning exercises and progressions for the Basic Hold Spin and especially for:
- building strength to hold on the spinning pole and
- checking if you are using your back and shoulder strength efficiently
Update: Little additional tip, especially for those of you, who get dizzy easily – look up to your hands during the spin. 🙂
No get creative! Use this spin to create a simple combo. Feel free to share it. I’d love to see it. ❤
The Basic Hold Spin builds the foundation for all 4 beginner spins from the series. This also applies to a lot of other spins that start with both hands high on the pole. Whatever stage you are at, make sure to use these exercises to practice your fundamentals.