If one of your new year’s resolutions is to become more flexible on the pole, then you’re in the right place! Flexibility is one of the most important things for (almost) every pole dancer, but many of them don’t know how to solve this mystery and finally become more able to do the desired splits.
How you treat your body, matters. And focusing on increasing your flexibility is essential in keeping your body healthy. Flexibility gives you the freedom to move comfortably without unnecessary aches, pains and injuries.
Some girls are flexible by nature, others have to work on it. If you are in the last group, then the only piece of advice I can give you is to be consistent! Just stop thinking about it and get to work. Flexibility doesn’t happen overnight. To become more flexible, you need to take some time for stretching every single day. If you only have 10 minutes, that’s great − it’s definitely better than nothing.
Important: You can stretch only when you’re warm. If you do your stretching exercises, when your muscles are still cold, you risk seriously injuring yourself. You can do some stretching as part of your warm-up, but even better at the end of the workout when your muscles are already warm. No matter what you do, just be consistent. Progress won’t come instantly, but if you stick to your routine, sooner or later you’ll start seeing results.
I suggest that you also ask your pole dance instructor which stretching exercises are the best to start with. Besides consistency, it’s also very important that you do things right. Step by step your body will become more flexible and all your efforts will pay off.
Oh, and one more very important thing: When doing your stretching routine, make sure that you wear something extra comfy. Clothes should enable your body to move freely. They should really fit you perfectly without creating unwanted tightness. Check out my warm-up pants and leggings. They are super comfortable and therefore the perfect choice for any type of movement.
Keep in mind that all bodies are different. If you see some really stretchy gals in the pole dance class, don’t panic or get frustrated. You don’t know their story. If you follow your routine consistently, you’ll see results. Be gentle and respectful to your body. Give it the time it needs.
I would like to hear about your experiences: What kind of exercises do you find best to improve flexibility? What does your stretching routine look like? The comments section down below is all yours. :)