Leg Warmers - A Practical Pole Purpose?

 
PrettyPoleNinja Paid Member
Hello All! I recently came across a tutorial that indicated it was beneficial to pole in leg warmers because it encourages your thighs and knees to do the work when gripping the pole with your legs. Is this the case? To me, the look of leg warmers is adorable (albeit a little, well....warm) and I would certainly love to incorporate them into my dancing if it meant less bruising and a new look. However, I'm next to naked when I pole just for that skin grip contact. Would wearing leg warmers hurt or hinder my progress? Warmest thanks💜
Jul 16, 2021
Veena
Honestly, if you're very new to pole don't worry about wearing leg warmers. A short sock on the climbing foot is helpful to prevent using the foot too much. Only having your knees to use would be rough until your climb skills are very good. You should be using your calf and shin too, not just the thighs.
Jul 17, 2021
Veena
[www.studioveena.com] this video talks about using the proper points of contact.
Jul 17, 2021
amelia2000 Previous Paid Member
Since getting suede boots (no grip), my climbing has improved a lot, I rely so much more on my knees and less on the feet. It means you can point yourfeet better.

But Veena is right, socks would do the trick too XD
Jul 17, 2021
PrettyPoleNinja Paid Member
Thank you for your informative feedback. I recently purchased a pair of foot undeeze after Veena confirmed what they were in one of her videos. I'm very excited, especially since the textured surface of XPole stages are quite rough on the feet after a while. As for the leg warmers and based on the responses, I don't think I will be investing in anytime soon. Doesn't seem necessary nor especially practical at this point. Thanks all!
Aug 4, 2021
I polekat I
i was always in total awe of my pole wife who can climb so beautifully in leg warmers.... even after years of poling i still find it impossible as i use my lower legs !! personally i think a climb is nicer using the lower leg to grip rather than the thighs - it allows you more 'movement' with hips away from the pole. but yes socks are useful to avoid using too much foot grip - also pointing the toes!! so pushing the shin into the pole, rather than standing onto a flexed foot =)
Aug 7, 2021
 
PoleAdventures Paid Member
Veena, I have to thank you very very much! I never thought I'm able to do pole dance because I was not very sporty, but with your great lessons I am. I'm so happy to found this website.
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