Sweaty hands or not,
lack of strength or not,
the way you grab the pole
matters a lot.
This is my very first pole poem and I’m quite proud of it. 😄 #polepoetry
Putting aside any skin and strength issues, the way you grab and hold on to the pole defines your grip. Yes, there’s a TECHNIQUE for this too.
It’s not about holding tight. On the contrary.
If you’re experiencing fingers and knuckles pain, this means that you’re holding the pole incorrectly. You should NOT SQUEEZE with your fingers.
The correct technique is holding with the PALM OF YOUR HAND, as shown in the video below.
The initial grabbing of the pole is the same for static and for spinning. But the technique for holding spins is very different.
On the spin pole you need to hold relatively firmly, while on static you LOOSEN UP the grip to create oppositional momentum.
This technique provides a safe grip with enough freedom to move and spin around the pole. It applies to most of the basic spins.
Curious about that “oppositional” momentum on the static pole and how it’s different than spinning? Check out this short video: Spinning vs. Static Pole – What’s better for beginners?
These are clips from the live recordings of the online class „Beginner Technique & Flow“. Check out the current monthly schedule here.
How is your hand grip these days? Comment below.
Hi there! I’ve been dancing in clubs since April but began pole last November . I have to say I utilized many of your videos via YouTube and just wanted to say thank you. I know I haven’t been able to afford your classes but wanted to say thank you none the less. I still have a ways to go but my dancing is something I’m very proud of. I’d love for you to see my videos but am sure you receive many a day. So again, just a thank you!!
You’re very welcome, Katie! I’m so pleased to read that my videos have helped you improve your dancing. No worries about not being able to attend my classes atm. Thanks for sharing your achievements and your appreciation.