Pole dancing stretches are important to help you increase your flexibility and prevent injury. After all, the longer and more supple your muscles, the easier it will be to get into all those crazy positions without hurting yourself!
Did you know that you can use your dance pole as your personal stretching assistant to help improve your flexibility?
And aside from helping to prevent injuries, a regular stretching routine is something you'll need if you want to master those advanced moves.
That's why I incorporated this important topic into my Pole Fitness DVD series.
I'll tell you more about my stretching DVD in a bit, but first I want to share some of my favourite stretches with you, so you can try them out for yourself.
Just click on any of the photos below to see detailed information and more photos demonstrating each stretch.
(These stretches are generally safe for most people in reasonable physical condition. However, as much as I hope common sense will prevail, here's my disclaimer)
This is a modification on the Dancer Pose used in many Yoga classes.
In this case, your dance pole provides balance if you need it, allowing you to start off with some support, and then progress in your balance and flexibility as you're ready.
Click to see instructions for the Pole Dancer Stretch
Targeting a common area of tightness, this stretch is excellent for keeping your chest and shoulders open and loose.
Since pole dancing requires a LOT of upper body strength, it's important to keep these hardworking muscles happy with proper stretching.
Click to see the Pole Shoulder Stretch
This stretch is excellent for improving flexibility in the hips, lower back, inner thighs and hamstrings.
Your dance pole is very effective for helping you maintain proper form to get the most out of this stretch.
Click to see instructions for the Pole V Stretch
As you can see, these stretches are fabulous for loosening up those
tight muscles and increasing your flexibility.
Would you like to learn more pole dancing stretches so you can lengthen your muscles, get more flexible, and help prevent injuries?
I sure hope so, because stretching is really important!
In fact, I think it's so important that I've devoted an entire DVD to helping you get nice and flexible.
If you're always telling yourself you should stretch more but you can never find the time or motivation, perhaps this DVD can help!
You'll learn a variety of stretches for the most important muscles used in pole dancing, plus some that specifically target flexibility.
(Includes 20 minute follow along stretching routine)
BONUS! You don't just get a bunch of stretches. This DVD also includes a 20 minute routine using all the stretches I'll teach you.
It's called "Stretch with Susan" and it's a great way to actually DO the material on this DVD, even if time is tight.
After all, I'll be working right along with you, so you'll always have company. It'll be fun...c'mon, let's do it!
Remember, stretching exercises can help improve your flexibility and reduce your risk of injury. Get your Pole Fitness Stretching & Flexibility DVD today!
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As with any fitness program, please know your limits, start slowly, and build gradually to avoid injury. If you have any questions or concerns about whether these stretches are right for you, please check with your doctor, health care practitioner, personal trainer, or other professional who is familiar with your physical condition, abilities and any limitations or contraindications.
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