It's only a small improvement, but it's always nice when you notice a difference in your bendiness, no matter how small it is!
27th November 2012
Today, 13th March 2013
Okay so in 4ish months I've managed to get my feet... oooh, 2-3 inches closer to my shoulders? It's not much of a difference, but it's progress all the same. I need to up my game so I can see better results faster!
Also I managed to do a chin stand today and got my feet to my head, wooo!
I think I probably could've got them lower but this move is a bit scary for me right now as it's the first time I've done it. I don't want to roll out of it and damage my spine somehow!
I did this a couple of weeks ago for the first time, alas xanga still has the video "queued" so I couldn't upload it... so here it is from youtube! My straight-legged shoulder mount deadlift. This takes a helluva lot of strength!
I love it when I can see real progress with things in pole. For example, this photo was taken in April and was captioned "I want to get my feet to the floor!"
Well folks, guess what happened recently!
It's really easy to get demotivated when you don't think you're making progress. I've not really noticed my back flexibility improving at all, so when this happened I was both surprised and thrilled! Just goes to show that doing bridges all the time really does pay off. I'm extremely happy to have achieved this! Next up, getting that foot flat on the ground!
Since I last posted, I have in fact done another show! I performed at my university's Pole Dance Society Christmas Show. Unfortunately, I once again do not have a video because I thought someone was videoing it and they weren't, grrr. No matter though, here's a couple of pictures:
Obviously because I can't watch the video back I don't know how it went, but I really enjoyed it and I think it went quite well. I included a suicide spin which has been a fear move of mine for quite some time; I figured out that if I just shut my eyes and do it it's a lot easier, lol. I did lose my grip on one spin but I just slid down into a split and improvised for a bit; hopefully it looked okay!
Next up, I need to prepare a routine for the Midlands Pole Championships. I need to submit a video by 8th February 2013. I really don't think I have much chance of getting through but I'm going to enter anyway. I definitely won't get through if I don't try! And I'd hate to be watching the finals and thinking "Oh, I could've done so much better than all these people, why didn't I enter?" - I doubt that would happen but you never know, lol.
How's everyone else's pole dance going? Not that there's many of us here on xanga!
20-year-old English nutcase. This is quite simply my daily life blog, a home for all my thoughts. Don't come here expecting something inspiring. I'm a health freak and a pole dancer and I'm okay with that. Love me or don't, I'm used to being hated for who I am so I won't be too offended.
POLE GOALS 2012
[ ] Deadlift flag invert
[ ] Box split
[ ] Back split
[ ] Eagle
[ ] Rainbow Marchenko
[ ] Death lay
[ ] Twisted grip lift
[ ] Round the world
[ ] Iron X
[ ] Fonji
[ ] Phoenix