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  • Arm Strengthening Excercises

    Posted by Louisex on August 18, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    after a dissapointing pole session today lol i have decided my arms need more strength and I was just wondering if you girls had any tips?

    i dont have access to weights and the only access to weights i do have are my bfs. i just want to build great strength in them to help with the split grip/jacknife/handspring/straightedge etc moves..

    any tips and suggestions would be great


    SaschaPoles replied 14 years, 8 months ago 5 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Angeee

    September 1, 2009 at 2:32 am

    Hi Louisax,
    I do a lot of pushups and chats (yoga pushups) to build strength in the upper body. You could possibly try walking pushups, holding planks, or wall pushups Of course, weight training is great but using your own body weight is challenging too.


  • RoxyPink

    September 1, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Are you looking for exercises to do with the pole? If so, you could always do pole-ups, arm-only climb (tough one)…

    For non-pole exercises, I really like doing handstands (u could do these on the pole), handstand pushups, I think yoga pushups were already mentioned…

  • Veena

    September 2, 2009 at 3:25 am

    Totally work on pole climbs!! They can build upper body strength fast.

  • SaschaPoles

    September 2, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    definitely pole climbs and push ups!! you know what i do sometimes, and this is silly but when i go grocery shopping, and am bringing everything in, i try to hold as much as i can in one arm and then ill do lifts with the groceries while im walking from my car to the house, it’s silly but every little thing counts i think. dont get too discouraged though!! you’re a beautiful dancer!!!

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