Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Pole dance your way to a svelte (slender and elegant) body

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FLEXIBLE AND STRONG: Ms Sue-Anne Lim, a student at Bobbi's Pole Studio in Queen Street in Singapore, demonstrates a pole-dancing move. Body, soul, and pole - Gemini hang
PHOTO: FLEXIBLE AND STRONG: Ms Sue-Anne Lim, a student at Bobbi's Pole Studio in Queen Street in Singapore, demonstrates a pole-dancing move. Body, soul, and pole - Gemini hang.
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Posted on December 26, 2011

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NEW YORK - POLE dancing has a bad rap because it's often linked to sordid (dirty or filthy) adult-entertainment clubs. But since the mid-2000s, this has been changing.

According to the International Pole Dance Fitness Association, modern-day pole dancing has evolved into an exercise form practised by performers, gym-goers and recognised pole athletes.



Chanelling my inner ballerina - modern-day pole dancing has evolved into an exercise form practised by performers, gym-goers and recognised pole athletes.
PHOTO: Chanelling my inner ballerina - modern-day pole dancing has evolved into an exercise form practised by performers, gym-goers and recognised pole athletes.
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The high-intensity pole exercises combine strength-based internal training and isometric muscular contractions that give the body a full workout, said website Medicaldaily.com.

Pole-dancing classes don't involve any form of stripping, but they do lead up to building full-body strength and increasing one's flexibility.



Geisha - The high-intensity pole exercises combine strength-based internal training and isometric muscular contractions that give the body a full workout.
PHOTO: Geisha - The high-intensity pole exercises combine strength-based internal training and isometric muscular contractions that give the body a full workout.
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Medicaldaily.com recently released a list of fitness benefits of pole dancing.

 

1. HELPS WEIGHT LOSS


Pole-dancing fitness can contribute to significant weight loss.

It's said that one can burn as many as 250 calories - or more - in a single class. And every class is a challenge.

Ms Angela Edwards, owner of PoleLaTeaz, a dance studio based in Atlanta, Georgia, told CNN: "We have women who come in here 40 to 50 pounds (18kg to 23kg) overweight and they drop it in about six to eight months."



Elbow stand arch-back - one can burn as many as 250 calories - or more - in a single class. And every class is a challenge.
PHOTO: Elbow stand arch-back - one can burn as many as 250 calories - or more - in a single class. And every class is a challenge.
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2. BUILDS AND TONES MUSCLES

Pole-dance exercises involve weight training. Dancers support their entire body weight and build upper-body strength when performing their moves.

Pole-dance instructor Tracy Traskos told Shape Magazine that "most of the exercises we do, like climbing the pole, are a lot tougher than doing bicep curls".

Back stag - Core muscles are constantly being worked out, and anyone who has been doing pole exercises consistently will find a six-pack beginning to appear.
PHOTO: Back stag - Core muscles are constantly being worked out, and anyone who has been doing pole exercises consistently will find a six-pack beginning to appear.
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For instance, strong quadriceps are needed to grip the pole, and triceps are utilised when one is hanging mid-air on the pole, noted Medicaldaily.com.

Core muscles are constantly being worked out, and anyone who has been doing pole exercises consistently will find a six-pack beginning to appear.



Cupid hang - Pole-dance exercises involve weight training. Dancers support their entire body weight and build upper-body strength when performing their moves.
PHOTO: Cupid hang - Pole-dance exercises involve weight training. Dancers support their entire body weight and build upper-body strength when performing their moves.
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3. INCREASES FLEXIBILITY

Moves like splits and backbends are incorporated into some pole moves that significantly improve the body's flexibility, especially if done consistently, said NineMSN.com. Pole dancers also work their range of motion, balance and coordination.



Cross Ankle Release - Pole dancers also work their range of motion, balance and coordination.
PHOTO: Cross Ankle Release - Pole dancers also work their range of motion, balance and coordination.
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4. BOOSTS CONFIDENCE

Just like any other fitness regime, pole-dancing fitness can be a confidence-builder. And that new confidence will give you a glow.

Ms Christi Roman, owner of Studio Health and Fitness in Michigan, told the Charlevoix Courier she believes pole-dance classes are a "great way...to feel sexy and confident while building upper-body and core strength".
 
By mypaper, myp@sph.com.sg, Published on Aug 06, 2013


Capturing the Moment - The memories of that moment, stories within stories, and moments within moments. Pole-dancing fitness can be a confidence-builder. And that new confidence will give you a glow.
Capturing the Moment - The memories of that moment, stories within stories, and moments within moments. Pole-dancing fitness can be a confidence-builder. And that new confidence will give you a glow.
PHOTO:  Capturing the Moment - The memories of that moment, stories within stories, and moments within moments. Pole-dancing fitness can be a confidence-builder. And that new confidence will give you a glow.

Facing challenges! Physical, mental, emotional ... pole dancers are tough cookies!
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HELPDESK
我的字典: Wǒ de zì diǎn


Sordid (dirty or filthy): 可耻的 kě chǐ de
Contractions: 收缩 shōu suō
Upper-body strength: 上肢力量 shàng zhī lì liàng
Core muscles: 中心肌肉 zhōng xīn jī ròu



Capturing the Moment - A journey amidst the chaotic swirls of activity.
Capturing the Moment - A journey amidst the chaotic swirls of activity.
PHOTO:  Capturing the Moment - A journey amidst the chaotic swirls of activity.
Pole-dance classes are a "great way...to feel sexy and confident while building upper-body and core strength".
 
Photo by Justin Tran of Justin Tran Photography, Sydney, New South Wales
PHOTO: Capturing the Moment - Captured - the emotions and preserved - the memories of that moment. Pole-dancing lead up to building full-body strength and increasing one's flexibility. 
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