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  • Cross knee release

    Posted by Goofy on October 31, 2009 at 9:54 pm


    today I’ve studied with Karol (REDKE71) beginner pole moves video. I try to do cross knee release for first time and inner thight hurt too much, I don’t know if this is normal or I do something wrong. When I try to move backwards, the pole slip between my legs to the knee that is cross, and skin hurts… is normal the pole slip (and this do the skin hurts) or I do something wrong?


    Goofy replied 14 years, 5 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • azzwoo

    October 31, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    your skin will hurt the first few times you try it, and you may get some bruises too but these will wear off quite quickly as your skin gets used to it.
    What I found teaching my friends the x knee release is that at first they were missing the grip with their bent knee. I taught them to lean backwards a bit until the pole is wedged behind your knee as this is where a good proportion of the grip comes from, not just your thighs. It often helps to hold onto that bent foot too to start with as it encourages you to get that grip with your knee by pulling it in tighter.
    Hope this makes sense! good luck!

  • poledanceromance

    October 31, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    I agree with azzwoo 100%. When I was learning this move I had to learn to get the grip in my knee not my thighs. I started out holding my foot and went from there.

    As far as thighs hurting, there’s a thread in here somewhere about doing pole sits for increasing amounts of time to toughen up the thighs. I do it and it works!

  • CrazySamantha

    November 1, 2009 at 3:09 am

    Yeah any new move you do, you are going to hurt and bruise.. thats part of pole dancing. No pain, no gain lol Just make sure you have good grip before you go backwards and try it low first.

  • Goofy

    November 1, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Thank you very much, I’ll try again with your advices

    Yes, yesterday I did it very low, I can touch the floor with my hand when I move backwards


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