Pole grip is best known for helping dancers maintain their grip on the pole and perform various moves safely and effectively. However, many beginners make common mistakes when it comes to pole grip, which can result in injuries or ineffective grip. In this blog, we will discuss the dos and don'ts of pole grip, including common mistakes to avoid.
Dos of Pole Grip:
- Do clean the pole before use: Always clean the pole with alcohol wipes or a solution of water and vinegar before starting your pole dancing session. This will remove any sweat, dirt, or residue from the pole, ensuring a better grip.
- Do use grip aids: Pole grip aids such as grip gloves, grip lotions, or grip sprays can enhance your grip and help you perform more advanced moves. However, be careful not to overuse these aids, as they can cause build-up on the pole, reducing grip.
- Do use proper form: Proper form and technique are crucial for maintaining grip on the pole. Keep your shoulders down and engage your core to prevent slipping.
- Do use Grip that accommodates your skin type: Dancing Dust has an excellent vegan grip range for all skin types, with various scents to choose from.
Don'ts of Pole Grip:
- Don't use lotion: Avoid using lotion before pole dancing, as it can make your skin slippery and reduce your grip on the pole.
- Don't wear jewelry: Jewelry can scratch the pole and damage the finish, reducing your grip. Always remove jewelry before starting your pole dancing session.
- Don't grip too hard: Gripping too hard can cause fatigue and reduce your grip strength. Instead, use a light but firm grip on the pole to maintain control.
- Don't use fabric softener: Never use fabric softener when washing your pole dancing clothes, as it can leave a residue on the fabric, reducing your grip.
By following these dos and don'ts of pole grip, you can improve your grip strength and safety during pole dancing sessions. Remember, safety always comes first, so be sure to take the necessary precautions to prevent injuries and enjoy your pole dancing experience to the fullest!
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