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  • Pole situps?

    Posted by balletgurlie on July 17, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    I’ve seen several people do what looks to be a pole sit up in their routines as a show of strength. They go into a fallen angel of sorts and then proceed to do sit ups. I thought that this looked pretty neat and I was wondering if anyone has tried doing reps of these and if so what kind of results have you seen?

    simulpole replied 14 years, 9 months ago 9 Members · 11 Replies
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  • Fleur

    Member
    July 17, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    My feedback? they’re tough!! You definitly won’t be able to do a hundred repetitions of these! try it!

    Fleur

  • RoxyPink

    Member
    July 17, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    They are great for conditioning your abs…actually your whole body at that…I mean it takes strength to hold yourself in a CKR/CAR!!

  • Natalie

    Member
    July 18, 2009 at 1:57 am

    I’ve tried these but in a cross knee release, not cross ankle, and they are tough! I can’t do more than about 5 before I have to come down for a break. https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_cry.gif But you feel it in your abs, your back, your legs, everything.

  • Veena

    Administrator
    July 18, 2009 at 4:53 am

    I would not recommend theses as an exercise for new polers. They are fine when done in a routine but there are much better ab exercises. If your advance in pole go for it…but not if your new to pole or exercise. To really get the full benefit out of ab work you want proper technique, otherwise I can just be wasted energy. This is a hard move to do properly so be careful. If you do insist on doing them on the pole be sure to alternate sides equally!!! I mean switch legs. https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_flower.gif https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_flower.gif

  • Louisex

    Member
    August 17, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    I’ve tried these but in a cross knee release, not cross ankle, and they are tough! I can’t do more than about 5 before I have to come down for a break. https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_cry.gif But you feel it in your abs, your back, your legs, everything.

    thats the exact same way iv tried the pole sit ups lol, and it sure is true it works everything!
    i can do around the same amount as you lol and it hurts lol!

  • loopielou

    Member
    August 18, 2009 at 7:56 am

    OW!!!!! That’s about as much as I can say when it comes to pole sit ups. Have tried and failed miserably to do these https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_redface.gif

  • Louisex

    Member
    August 18, 2009 at 8:41 am

    OW!!!!! That’s about as much as I can say when it comes to pole sit ups. Have tried and failed miserably to do these https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_redface.gif

    they’re a pain yes lol, but i just think to myself ”do i wanna be obese?” lol or ” do i wanna fit in that dress?” or even ”do i wanna look great in that two piece?” just think of stuff like that to keep you motivated https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_biggrin.gif

  • loopielou

    Member
    August 18, 2009 at 8:52 am

    they’re a pain yes lol, but i just think to myself ”do i wanna be obese?” lol or ” do i wanna fit in that dress?” or even ”do i wanna look great in that two piece?” just think of stuff like that to keep you motivated https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_biggrin.gif

    "just think of the six pack, just think of the six pack!" https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_smile.gif I need to be motivated cos I have to strengthen my core so that I can hold myself up better in the ayesha and handspring, etc. but it’s sooooo haaard!

  • simulpole

    Member
    August 23, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    YES! Oh the pain! I find the leg/skin pain more inhibiting than any ab pain. I need to quit being a wimp and just get over the pain. https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_shaking.gif

  • PhillyPoleJess

    Member
    August 23, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    I include pole situps for my intermediate and advanced in my Strength and technique class. A lot of people hate them at first but some of my students have stopped doing regular sit ups because pole ones give a better range of motion working way more.

    Pole sit ups come highly recommended for any poler who can securely hold a fallen angel, thigh release, cross ankle release.

  • simulpole

    Member
    August 23, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Pole sit ups come highly recommended for any poler who can securely hold a fallen angel, thigh release, cross ankle release.

    How do you recommend getting used to a fallen angel? I am comfortable sitting on the pole. What I’ve been doing is sitting very low on the pole and trying to lean back slowly (sometimes w/ the help of one hand still on the pole) until my shoulders hit the ground. As I get stronger and more controlled (i.e. no hands), I intend to gradually move my sit higher and higher on the pole giving me more range of motion in leaning back. Does this sound like a good approach?

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