The trend of pole dancing has heated up over the past few years. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Tori Spelling, Paris Hilton, Jessica Alba and Jessica Simpson helped grow the popularity as they have been seen gliding around on a pole.
According to pole-reviews.com, pole dancing started around the American depression era, when traveling fairs would set up side shows in small tents adjacent to the main tent. “One of the tents was set up for the erotic Hoochi Coochi dancers. The Hoochi Coochi dancers performed hip moments similar to the belly dancers and the bump and grind movements of burlesque dancers. Due to the small size of the tent and the large crowds of onlookers, the Hoochi Coochi dancers would approach the tent pole and begin to dance with it. Eventually, tent poles evolved into dance poles and pole dancing was born.”
Pole dancing it is a great way to get a total body workout along with getting in touch with your exotic, sexy side. Pole dancing used to have a bit of a stigma with the association of stripping but is now expanding to be a full-fledged fitness trend. Celebs like Carmen Electra tout it as an amazing all-over body workout. Electra even has her own at-home pole dancing workout kit called Peekaboo, complete with a portable pole and instructional DVD.
Pole dancing combines erotic dance with highly acrobatic movements that work together to create a fun, aerobic, full-body workout, targeting the upper body, core and leg strength.
Body benefits with pole dancing:
1. Upper Body
Pole dancing develops your upper body because of the constant climbing, hanging, swinging and spinning on the pole. The movements involve supporting the weight of your body (similar to weight training except you use your body instead of weights) against the pole.
2. The Core
While supporting the upper body to lift and support your body weight, you also work your core abdominals and back—great for toning the tummy!
3. Lower Body
Thighs and buttocks also get engaged during the pole dancing workout. To accomplish the various moves, you must use your thigh muscles and buttocks, giving your lower body the toning it needs.
Overall pole dancing requires control. Fully engaging each part of your body to support the moves allows you to gain the full benefits of the workout. You are sure to get a fabulous workout with noticeable results—not only will you get toned but it may help boost your self-esteem and sex drive! This is one dance that I’m sure your significant other would not mind a private performance.
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