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    Posted by Deirdre on February 23, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Ok, I know this is VERY basic, but I’m having issues doing it with one hand! I’ve seen girls on vids holding on with one and and using the other to hold their bodies away from the pole, but I’m wondering if I just need to keep working on the muscle build up, or if you girls actually change your grip a little from when you hold on with both hands. I can do the open front hook (sorry if I got that wrong!) one-handed, you’d think I could do this too!

    Thanks!

    Deirdre replied 15 years, 4 months ago 4 Members · 8 Replies
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  • pole-twista

    Member
    February 23, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    I had this problem to when first started doing it I built strength over time and now have no problem Can’t do it on left side yet but am working on it I would say just keep practicing Use a loose as a grip as possible with bottom hand I’m sure you’ll get it https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_sunny.gif

  • Deirdre

    Member
    February 24, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    That’s a good idea, using a loose grip on the bottom hand will let me "build up". Thanks https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_smile.gif

  • Veena

    Administrator
    February 24, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    I just make a video for you guys I will post it soon. If not today then tomorrow! https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_biggrin.gif

  • Deirdre

    Member
    February 24, 2009 at 7:04 pm
  • Rouge_LAmour

    Member
    February 24, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    we get our girls used to one handed moves by getting them to spin on their strong side while holding a cleaning towel in their supporting hand.

    I also get them to hold their hand about 1cm away from the pole, so they can grab it if they need to, after a few turns, they’re spinning one handed no worries.

    however, aerials do need a bit more strength. Can you do one handed princess or goddess (variations on the front hook)? These will help too.

  • Veena

    Administrator
    February 24, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    I had just finished a great pole practice and read your question so I made this little vid for you. I’m all red in the face and winded so just ignore that. LOL….Ok so I realized after just reading your first post again that you probably weren’t trying to do this one handed…but I’ll post this anyway. https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_geek.gif

    To strengthen grip and shoulders you can also do what I call POLE UPS haha. this will also help prepare you for climbing too. https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_cheers.gif

    https://www.studioveena.com/video/gallery/The-Chair-spin

  • Rouge_LAmour

    Member
    February 25, 2009 at 12:58 am

    Keep the inner arm very straight, without hyper extending the elbow joint and reach up quite high, even on tip toes if possible.

    Ensure you’ve done this just before you lift off as it helps you with sliding down the pole.
    place your other arm across the body about navel height (just under the "puppies" ) and use that arm to steady your self.

    I have issue with this move and can get around the pole once; others can swing out quite far, so it is, as Veena said, all about strength. Pole ups will help.

    Not being a svelte little thing ensures I have to be very sure of myself doing moves, this is how I learned this move and how I continue to teach it.

  • Deirdre

    Member
    February 25, 2009 at 4:16 am

    Veena- That’s exactly what I was looking for, thanks! And you’re not all red, you just have a pretty blush to your cheeks https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_wink.gif

    Rouge- I don’t know what the one handed princess or goddess moves are, but I’ll search youtube and see if I can’t find something that shows me. Thanks!

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