Date: Oct 22, 2015
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Todays 10/22/15 Periscope broadcast. I cut out the Q & A at the end of this episode. The topic was Reasons to stop pole dancing, of course I'm not talking about quitting all together! I did cover a few reasons why taking time off is a good idea and at times necessary! Feel free to share this with your friends! It will be posted to my FB page. :)
JcanChick Previous Paid MemberThank you for this. I have been having persistent issues with my rotator cuff on my left side since June and it has become progressively worse over time because I have not been taking the breaks I needed. Now I am forced to stop due to having developed tendinitis in my rotator cuff and have to get weekly physio. Even at that point I still went ahead and participated in a student showcase last weekend and now I am even worse off. It seems likely I wont be back on pole for a few months.

What I would like to know is in order to not totally weaken over the course of my time off, what conditioning exercise is approprate? The problem is finding exercises that wont require me using my arms and shoulders at all. I also just recently got my side split on my left side and I need to ensure i dont lose that as well. I welcome any feedback you may have. Thank you!
Oct 22, 2015
VeenaYou are very welcome! What kind of exercises did the dr give you? Have you finished weekly physio? If you haven't yet started physio talk with them to create plan for maintaining. If you find they're not helpful then let me know and we can figure something out! Keep working on flexibility!
Oct 23, 2015
Kellye PerkinsHello JcanChick. When I started pole 2 years ago I had shoulder issues also as they were very weak. This Navy Seal Shoulder Rehab program fixed me up quick. I do these exercises as a warm up prior to every pole session and I haven't had shoulder issues in a very long time. Hope they help you too! []
Oct 23, 2015
Sunshine GoddessIt felt great to hear everything you have covered, Veena.
JcanChick@ I recently also had a similar pain in my right shoulder rotator. While I was doing the 30 days take off program, especially the exercise series from the "conditionning section" of Veena's lessons, I realised that it helped a lot to aleviate the pain.
Oct 24, 2015
JcanChick Previous Paid MemberHello Veena, yes I am currently having physio twice a week. I am told to stay off pole and they will evaluate my progress in a months time. But my guess is ill probably need longer than that. For now they havent given me any exercises to do. I assume they will after a month of physio. My concern is weakening significantly during this break, and whether i will have significant improvement with healing to resume pole safely. It seems my only safe bet as far as continueing exercises is ellipticals at the gym, core exercises without having to use my arms and leg work.

@kellyeperkins3034 that seems interesting will check it out.

@Sunshine Goddess. I havent been told to do any conditioning exercises yet by my physiotherapist. Once i get the green light I will start some of those exercises from the conditioning section.
Oct 26, 2015
Clarapatra Previous Paid MemberThank you for your wonderful insights Veena! ๐Ÿ’› In my short pole journey thus far, I have experienced and intuited some of these things you have talked about.. It's really encouraging to hear this from you ๐Ÿฆ‹
Dec 6, 2020
LatinPoler Paid MemberAwesome advice Veena!!! I have a little bit of everything now... not much interest and a lingering pain in my left shoulder that Iโ€™m having treated. Iโ€™ve been running and doing core work and splits training. I was off the pole for 1.5 months, now Iโ€™m back, carefully conditioning and revisiting basics. Also love the comment of doing what you like, itโ€™s your journey. I prefer flow to tricks but I kind of feel the pressure to do tricks because I donโ€™t want to lose my strength or skills. Anyway, THAN YOU for this ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ
Dec 8, 2020
Thank you Veena, very good stretches, nicely explained and built up in the routine to the bridge/splits. Really good!
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