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  • Body type issue or just patience?

    Posted by Jessilee on September 14, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    I am a pear shape. I know I need to strengthen my arms, but I get a little frustrated. I love my pole so far, but I feel awkward and uncoordinated at times. I have rhythm, but for some reason the pole is like a whole new world. Does it just take time? I have wondered if any other bottom heavy type girls have a harder time slinking around the pole? I’m not overweight, just squaty …Maybe I need to have patience, but I wanna have as much fun as I see! https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_razz.gif

    Jessilee replied 14 years, 7 months ago 9 Members · 10 Replies
  • 10 Replies
  • FreeTheSun

    Member
    September 14, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    It’s not a body type thing, it just takes time. Honestly, I have yet to come across a single move that felt "natural" at first, but with lots of practice most become natural feeling, some still feel wierd but I figure that is just part of it. Pole is a whole new world, but that’s what makes it fun. Just keep practicing and celebrating each little acomplishment (cause every single one is hard earned) and you’ll be slinking around that pole like you were born doing it in no time.

  • LittleC

    Member
    September 15, 2009 at 12:05 am

    I have to ditto everything that FreeThe Sun said. With practice, the strength will come and eventually the moves will too – then you’ll have new moves to learn that feel awkward. https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_smile.gif

    One of the things that I have been totally excited about has been how strong I am getting – you’ll take pride in the little changes and victories that come with time! So you are definitely not alone – keep trying! https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_cheers.gif

  • Layla Duvay

    Member
    September 15, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Welcome to the new world! What the others said is bang on…it’s patience. https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_sunny.gif

  • Veena

    Administrator
    September 15, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Don’t worry, there is no such thing as a body type that can’t pole https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_biggrin.gif It will get better, with most things, it will get better. https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_flower.gif Recording yourself and making sure your watching your movements in a mirror is a great way to improve.

  • angygirl

    Member
    September 16, 2009 at 3:20 am

    It will take time. practice, practice, practice. I started at almost 200lbs and a size 14 and now am a size8. I feel a bit better on the pole but still akward. After practicing a move for what seems like a hundred times it becomes much easier. It will come dont be hard on yourself https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_biggrin.gif

  • Rautenbach

    Member
    September 16, 2009 at 7:59 am

    It doesn’t matter what body type you are, pole dancing is an art… and no one is born with those kinds of skills (even though it might look like it https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_wink.gif).

    I’m very skinny up with what I affectionately call "strong" thighs. I started poling 3 weeks ago and just the progress so far is worth all the sweat and pole burn that’s already come and gone. Remember, too, that pole dancing isn’t all about arms – you’re going to need those legs too – but most importantly, it’s your core strength you want to focus on. Besides sweating it out on the pole, do you also do push-ups, crunches, leg lifts and stretching? Trust me, the complementary exercises will help 10-fold!

    Like everyone said: practise!! But enjoy the process… and the day that you stop feeling awkward and start burning those moves, put it on video… we want to see!!

    Good luck ~ and every time you need some motivation, there are thousands of us on here that will be in exactly the same boat!

  • Jessilee

    Member
    September 16, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Thanks everyone! I definitely need to add other stuff with the pole to help as well. I suck at patience, but just have to keep it on. I can’t wait to start flying around and actually doing routines. I can’t record myself to show until I can do more than just dip and swing around a bit. I would bore everyone! I try to use a mirror, but also go with the music and not watch..I think for a while I was too into watching myself to flow.

  • SissyBuns

    Member
    September 16, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    I love watching myself.

    Even when I’m not poling https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif

  • Mindy4pole

    Member
    September 17, 2009 at 9:33 am

    I can’t record myself to show until I can do more than just dip and swing around a bit. I would bore everyone! I try to use a mirror, but also go with the music and not watch..I think for a while I was too into watching myself to flow.

    Record yourself now, even if you don’t want to show it to anyone else. It gives you a kind of feedback you just can’t get any other way. Also, you can let yourself get lost in the music, and still get the benefit of watching.

    If that doesn’t convince you… https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_wink.gif think how cool it will be when you are inverting without a second thought to look back at your early stuff and see how far you’ve come.

    Mindy

  • Jessilee

    Member
    September 17, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Mindy thanks! You are right. I will start to record myself. Maybe I won’t be as embarrassed to show them once I get further along and I will be extra proud being able to look back.

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