Forums Discussions when does the pain go away???

  • Julian

    March 16, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    I think it depends on people skin as well. And it also could be down to technique.
    I remember when I first learnt the cross knee realease, my skin was killing me. But actually it was down to bad technique. When I learnt to do it properlly, it didn’t hurt anymore.
    The pole sit for example does not hurt me as such. It feels unpleasant, but it doesn’t hurt. I probably have thick skin!!

  • kerrierou

    March 16, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    yeahhh. and i noticed that the girls with thinner thighs i didnt seem as painful for, and the girls with "meaty" thighs, like myself, could barely do it! maybe it was just a conincidence…idk. but yeah… hurtin lol

  • jeng

    March 19, 2009 at 12:47 am

    I’ve been polling on and off for about 10 months now and its still painful. When I first started I couldn’t handle the pain of just doing a basic sit on the pole, now it barely bothers me. As you progress and start trying more difficult moves that require skin on pole contact on your legs, thighs, arms, stomach, etc there will be pain and lots of bruising. As you gain strength and get better at the moves this will go away.

  • Buterflii

    March 30, 2009 at 7:04 am


    like beauty and the beast

    like toe shoes for ballerinas, huh?

    pleasure and pain

  • untamedshrew

    March 30, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    I’ve been poling for about 7 months, but only "seriously" for about 4. Things that used to be painful, like the crucifix, don’t hurt anymore. So now I’ve got to try harder moves in order to "feel the burn"! No pain, no gain-right? And if I don’t have bruises, I feel I’m not working hard enough! Just remember: bruises are sexy!

  • RoxyPink

    March 30, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    When I thought the pain couldn’t get any worse….it dissapeared! It took about three months of constant face scrunching and calling out in pain. BTW..I have the "meaty" thighs. I mainly had pain when doing a cross knee release…and one day I got into position and it didn’t hurt. I still bruise a ton…but it’s expected (battle wounds). Use arnica cream/gel after a practice session…it helps minimize the pain and help speeden the healing process.

  • PoleDork

    March 30, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    I have the ‘meaty thighs’ too Any sitting position or move that requires grip with my thighs kills! I feel that the extra flab tends to pull and drag on the pole which causes the pain. I wonder if doing toning exercises would help?

    There are a few moves that don’t hurt as much as they used to, I think once you become comfortable with a move you don’t grip as tightly which makes it less painful.

    Hope the pain goes away for you soon

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