Cooling Down After Pole Dancing ~ A MUST!

Pole dancer Rafaela Montanaro performing

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Many work on their stretching, many pole dancers work on their warmups. But what to do during the “cooling down” period after a pole dancing workout or routine?

As with any sport and activity/exercise, there is a way to play and a way not to. Such as it is w/ running: You don’t stop from running 10 miles and go lay on the couch–no no. You have to cool down. And ever so is that true with pole dancing exercise.

Our friends over at Candy and Chrome have put together a great post on the cooling down method after pole dancing as well as some important facts you may need to know to protect yourself from any injury.

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More and More Realize Pole Dancing IS Fitness

Pole dancing in Ibiza
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You know the more and more I cruise the internet and read on all the blogs and websites wring out their two cents on the pole dancing industry, the more I’ve felt the need to make this post.

You can quickly distinguish the newbie pole dancing blogs from the seasoned, the liberal writers from the more reserved. You see the difference in tone and attitude, depending on whom your talking with.

Recently I returned a phone call that had been taken in the early morning hours when the shop had not opened yet. Although the individual calling hadn’t left a message, yet the record showed that someone called. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and attempt to return the call.

When the other line picked up it was answered by: “Hello, Cheesecake Factory”. Oh boy.

Now I know the deal with people and pole dancing. They’re either for it or not. And you never know until you test the waters on the phone. Unfortunately in this case, you could here the woman on the other end of the line turning red as soon as it mentioned that we were returning a call from a pole dancing company.

“God no! No one here would be calling you at 8 in the morning for pole dancing, how dare you….there must be something wrong w/ your phone system”.

That’s right my dear. Our phone system is apparently not in full working order, it doesn’t take calls, record where they’re coming from, voicemail never works….but we keep doing biz w/ them.

C’mon!!!! What I’ve realized is there is the haters and then the lovers. But one thing is for certain: Every time a new pole dancing website, blog, company, Oprah, whomever….every time they want to mention pole dancing is for fitness.

Has everyone been living under a rock for the past few years. Has it not donned on anyone that pole dance fitness studios are opening everywhere, you friends have taken classes, Oprah has brought it up 8 times! And still many haven’t figured out that it isn’t stripping?

Let’s come up to speed folks. Pole dancing IS great for fitness and good for you both physically and mentally. Stripping is not the same. Just ask any of your pole dancing beginner class attending friends if they had to show a nipple the last time they trained.

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Strength/Training Excercises ~ Basic Pole Dance Maintenance

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Since a lot of people are slowly but surely getting into the pole dancing scene whether by watching through youtube or signing up for a local class; one thing that many tend to sweep into the closet is the basic strength training and maintenance exercise needed.

Our friends over at Candy and Chrome pole dancing studios in the UK have put together a blog post to help you not forget the basics in maintenance exercise and strength building required for the art of pole dancing.

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Pole Dancing For MEN

Pole Unity w/ Drew
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More men these days are jumping up on the pole dancing wagon. Our friends over at Stripper Pole Rental.com recently put out a list of the male pole dancers on youtube. Check that out HERE.

Knowing the business of pole dancing and the amount of upper body strength that is needed to be a fluid pole dancer makes it really interesting when looking at men doing the dancing and not the watching 🙂

For a primarily female driven sport and exercise demographic, many pole dance studios don’t have a co-ed or men’s class available. For some, it’s that there isn’t for such a market of men wanting to take pole dancing lessons; for others: well, it’s called discrimination.

I know of men that have even called a pole dance studio in their local area and they were either hung up on, or in their opinion, not treated nicely on the phone.

Either way, if men get into pole dancing in large numbers; ladies look out, cause genetically they may own that sport as well.

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~ And Now A Male Pole Dancer Video ~

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Pole Dance Company Building Nintendo Wii STRIP Game

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Pole dancing company Peekaboo is in the works w/ Nintendo Wii to brush up on your pole dancing technique w/ a new game call Wii Strip.

No need for those pole dance classes (wrong), and I don’t know how much we’ll believe this third rate pole dance equipment company, but the idea of a pole dancing game that can be a lot more fun than the Wii Fit, currently about, would be the Wii Strip a new adventure, even for the kids.

We’ll keep an eye on this one. Check out the whole story here:

Stripper Pole Company Developing Stripping Game For The Wii …

According to ABC News, Peekaboo, a company that makes at-home DIY-stripper poles (such as the one pictured above– model MILF not included), is in talks with Nintendo to make your boyfriend’s dreams a reality. …