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    Posted by misselissa on February 26, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    I was wanting to take up pole dancing as a fun way to get excersice. Only thing is, at this time I’m not exactly the skinniest girl out there. Not exactly fat, but definatly not like the girls I see on these poles. Does this keep me from being able to do alot of the lifting moves? Do I need to loes the weight in some other way first before I take it up?



    kerrierou replied 15 years, 1 month ago 7 Members · 10 Replies
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  • Veena

    February 27, 2009 at 1:00 am

    No worries….no matter what shape, weight, male or female you can began pole dancing. Its a wonderful exercise and it can make you feel pretty darn sexy too I always recommend that new polers start with some strength training. I have strength training as part of the online lessons. Its very important to have proper form and to build up your strength to prevent injury. Enjoy your body and enjoy your pole!!

  • Fleur

    February 27, 2009 at 1:49 am

    To any ladies who are letting their weight concerns stop you from taking up or continuing pole dancing, I encourage you to check out CURVYDVA on youtube. She is is curvy, confident, and amazing! I love watching her videos because I just think she is fantastic and so in touch with her body. Here is a link:
    Pole dancing is for women of all shapes and sizes, be comfortable with yourself and feel sexy because you ARE!


  • SaschaPoles

    February 27, 2009 at 2:52 am

    you are perfect just the way you are!!!!! veena’s right about the strength training, it’d help if you had a studio you could go to or a friend to practice with. be sure to check out veena’s videos, she’s the best teacher- i’ve learned a lot from her vids. dont worry a second about your weight or anything like that, any woman any size can do this and look amazingly sexy doing it

  • Rouge_LAmour

    February 27, 2009 at 4:28 am

    what the scales report back to you is merely a number. After a shower, I’ve lost 300gm.

    Pole will build up muscle and that weighs a lot more than fat.

    When I first started I could only hold myself in a pole slide for about half a millisecond, and there was no way I could support my weight. And yes, there was a lot of it.

    So far I’ve only lost 18kg, however, translate that into the amount of muscle I’ve built up through lessons and teaching up to 10 hours per week and you kind of get the picture…

    Just have a go and do more than one lesson as the first is always the most disheartening. Once you’ve done a few, you’ll see how much you’ve improved and the weight thing becomes less of an issue.

  • misselissa

    February 27, 2009 at 5:08 am

    wow! I watched that youtube video. She makes being a big girl look like it’s the sexy in thing. Thanks, that really gives my confidence a boost. But I’ll definatley have to work on strength.

  • RoxyPink

    February 27, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Okay…so I can’t believe that I am going to admit this "out loud". But, when I started dancing last June I was 220 lbs. Now I’m down to 159 ( as of this morning:)). I’ll admit, that it is a little harder to do certain moves with a little more weight, but as the weight comes off they get so much easier. But remember, the more weight you have to lose, the more calories you burn in a workout/pole session. It does take time to build up your strength especially if your not acustomed to any kind of exercise….especially pole! You get to a point where everytime you work out or dance you feel how much stronger you are (even compared to your last workout). So…CURVY is beautiful! You can do any thing that the "skinny" girls can do! Keep at it and try not to get discouraged. The most rewarding thing I have gotten out of pd is allowing me to "wear my body" proudly. PD kinda makes you feel like you have a juicy little secret and you carry it proudly!

  • misselissa

    February 27, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    to mrstrone(or anybody whos had weight to lose),
    If you’ve had tremendous success losing weight using the pole, how many hours a day do you practice to get those results?

  • Rouge_LAmour

    March 2, 2009 at 8:23 am

    I can dance anywhere between 2 – 10 hours per week (teaching) and sometimes I’ll play for a bit more.

    Jillian Michaels has some great books on weight loss and how to do it successfully, she’s an advocate for the harder workout (60 min) 5 days per week. But it’s more the other things she has to say that are good.

    Above all, looking on Pole as a fun activity will make it beneficial not just for your head, but also for your body, esp as you won’t see it as exercise. It’s a silly truism, that it’s not hard work if you enjoy it.

  • RoxyPink

    March 3, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    I try to get on the pole at least 4-5 times a week. Sometimes less if I’ve had some hardcore workouts….needed to take a few days off to recover (physically and mentally). I have three kids so usually I only pole for about 1 hr at a time at night when they are all sound asleep! I think it is more important to fully enjoy and get the most out of your dance session then to be strict about having to workout x number of days a week. Sometimes I need quite a few days off to recup. Allowing myself to take those small breaks also refreshes me mentally. I get mentally "dance" on the off days!

  • kerrierou

    March 8, 2009 at 5:25 am

    everyone of all shapes and sizes can pole dance! i took classes and some of the curvier girls were better than the tiny ones!
    of course, you would have to be stronger to lift more weight than would a smaller person. I am not overweight, but i am tall and muscular. almost 5’10" at 160lbs. it was a little harder for me to do some of the lifting moves at first because i have more weight to lift than many others. but you become stronger with practice and weight training on the side doesn’t hurt! there was a girl who had to be under 100lbs in my class and i was jealous because she could just pull herself right up effortlessly, like she was a feather. but i like my curves, and im proud of where i am cuz ive worked for it and become stronger.
    so dont be put off just because your bigger than most!
    work it girl!!!

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