Pole Dance is a discipline that combines floor dance with acrobatics on a vertical bar fixed to the ground. The main objective is to acquire the elasticity and strength necessary to complete a choreography that usually includes turns, elements of strength, flexibility and investments on the bar, as well as artistic movements typical of the dance; and combine all these aspects in a sensual and elegant way.
It is in the bar where most of the work is done and, until the necessary skill is acquired, it is advisable to go to the Pole Dance classes with the maximum of bare skin to facilitate the grip on the bar. Although this does not mean you have to go in thong much less as in the movies! It is simply a purely practical matter.
There are many acrobatic ones that include bar work in your workouts to improve the exercises. And, although it has been linked to women, Pole Dance is an activity that men can also do.
Difference between Pole Dance and Pole Sport
As often happens with new disciplines, variants always appear. In this case the Pole Sport is the most fitness brother of the Pole Dance, since it focuses mainly on the technique of the exercises on the bar and largely eliminates the dance.
However, in the United States there are federations for both disciplined, although in Spain what we find in most gyms and dance schools is still the Pole Dance.
Sometimes standing still before the topics does not allow us to see beyond; and this is what possibly happens to many people with Pole Dance. Although it is true that it is a discipline closely linked to nightclubs, today it has become a great way to exercise and shape our body.
Beyond the sensuality of his movements, it is incredible the physical strength that the Pole Dance makes you develop to be able to perform the acrobatics on the bar. Therefore, today we are going to dedicate these lines to the bar dance as a fitness exercise to tone the body.
A level of strength is a very complete training with which the muscles of the legs, arms, abdomen and the rest of the upper body (especially shoulder) are strengthened. Remember that you will work with the weight of your own body at all times.
Equally work resistance, flexibility, balance and coordination, so you will notice an improvement in all of them.
Finally, the Pole Dance also has a psychological component, since it helps the acceptance of the body, to feel better with oneself and to improve self-esteem and confidence.