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  • How to choose a different warm up

    Posted by Veena on April 5, 2024 at 2:05 pm

    Have you ever been working through one of my programs and not really cared for the warm up I’ve selected for the day? Maybe a warm up isn’t working for you or maybe you’re just not feeling it that day, it’s ok! This is your pole journey and I’m here providing guidance and structure but ultimately it’s up to YOU to make the right choices for your body and journey, here’s how…..

    I’ve done my best to provide warm ups that will produce the best results, so you might never need to change it. However, we’re all different and I understand there may be times when you need to choose something that’s a better fit. Consider things like, hormones (where you are in your cycle) did you get enough sleep last night? How’s your mental state? Are you feeling frustrated, sad, hyper, low motivation before even starting? Is it too hot or too cold in your space? Are you feeling really sore or do you need to really push yourself today? I want all of my student to learn how to work with your body not fight it.

    I know there are so many options to choose from this might sound overwhelming, so I thought I’d teach you how to choose a good alternative warm up for your practice.

    Let’s use Beginner level two day three as an example: https://www.studioveena.com/tutorial/day-3-level-2-1218/ The description says: Today you’ll target your core. Begin with the Sexy legs and abs routine, this is your warm up.

    As you can see, if you reach the description for each day (or watch the video) I’ve listed the area you’ll be targeting for that day and this is the KEY because the warm up correlates to the targeted area or focus of the day. This means if you want to choose a different warm up simply go to the Warm up, Strength and Conditioning Routine section https://www.studioveena.com/categories/routines-strength-and-stretch/ Then read the descriptions of any routine that looks interesting to you and follow these three steps.
    1. Does it fit the targeted muscle group or area for that day?
    2. Does it fit the amount of time you have for that day?
    3. And it’s appropriate for your level?
    Once you’ve completed your selected warm up go back to the day you were on and finish the listed tutorials.

    Even if you’re not following a program these three simple questions will help you choose an appropriate warm up. By deciding what you’ll be focusing on for the day/session and then reading the descriptions you can select your perfect warm up!

    One last tip. If you’re NOT a beginner you could also choose from the Combos and Routines section https://www.studioveena.com/categories/quick-lessons/ Understand that I ONLY suggest this if you’re NOT a beginner because many of these will be a bit too intense for a warm up as someone who’s newish to pole dance. I believe I have written in the descriptions if a pole dance routine is also suitable for a warm up.

    If you’re not sure if the warm up you like is right for your situation please ask! I love hearing from my students and it’s never a bother. You can send me a link to the video you’d like to use or give me the title of the video, either in the comments of the video you’re working on. Or you can privately as a message to my profile here, for this you’ll need to “connect” (friend) me first. Or feel free to hit me up on Instagram.

    If you’d like to go even deeper into what makes a good warm up click here https://www.studioveena.com/tutorial/warm-ups-1740/

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Veena replied 1 month, 1 week ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
  • 2 Replies
  • Autumn Moss

    Member
    April 10, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    This is very helpful, thank you!

    I’ve been wanting to switch up my warm up, so thank you for sharing!

  • Veena

    Administrator
    April 10, 2024 at 7:30 pm

    Yay, feel free to ask if you’re not sure if one is the right fit 🙂

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