The challenge I am doing is inside the Pole Freaks membership site. I cannot tell you how much I love this path, plan. I had a question for Holly Munson and she got back with me so fast. She has offered to help if I need it too.
The challenge is a 12 STAGE plan. I thought.. "oh 12 weeks.. done". Well, holy crap... stage one is super hard. I looked ahead to stage two and realized that this is not a fast track. It's a progressive track and I'm not moving on until I master these things. Each stage builds on the last. Smart!
I'm using this bloggie to track my progress as I journey through this 12 Stage Invert plan.
I filmed the first two workouts of the week. I didn't film Saturday. I'm bummed.
Week one was rough, I actually trained 6 days this week.
I had 3 pole days of the challenge and 2 gym workouts. I also had a private lesson for work on a new song I'm doing in the summer.
I was exhausted on Monday. I think this past week was the hardest week I trained in a long time. It is going to take me a beat to figure out my schedule and how to make all of this work. I think though, that as I get stronger, it won't take me so long to get through the conditioning. It's 30 reps of climbs, knee tucks and pull ups. I can't even do one pull up.. holy crap.
I notice though, in my videos that my shoulder is elevating and I need to focus on keeping them really engaged. I suggest that if you are poling at home or really where ever.. film yourself. I can't believe how much I need to get my form correct! Gah!
I also worked on
Cross knee release
I'm legit not moving on to stage 2 anytime soon. I'm going to be A-ok with that and we all will celebrate when I do!!
I'm starting year 5 of my pole journey. I have some things I have decided to fix. I need to get back in there and learn all the basics. I'm working with a few sites as well as classes and private lessons.
I want to remind my readers that I did my first year of poling in my own studio using online training and it was terrible. I missed so many things. Veena was about the only one that was around and the platform wasn't my favorite. I think she is much better now and her IG is killing it.
I also used Youtube and honestly, I started on spin pole with no business doing that! Lord.
I have a pole in my home now so there is so much more opportunity for me to workout.
And... the online programs are much better than in 2015!
PoleFreaks.com is hands down the best out there for a progressive program. Now, not to say I don't love other sites but this one actually tracks your progress and you should be proficient before you move on! It tells you exactly what you need to do each workout.
They just put up the 12 stage invert plan. I'd love to believe I can do it in 12 weeks. ha! The goal is to complete each stage before you move on! So there we are.
This video is day 1 for me. I set my goal to be at my best shape and much stronger June 4. I have submitted to Pole Con in NOLA June 4, 2020. Even if I don't get chosen to perform, that's ok. I will still use that date as my goal! That is 31 weeks from today.
I like to keep track of my progress through my blog. It keeps me motivated.
This video is about an hour workout in 44 seconds. I did 15/15 of each movement. I assure you in my body building workouts I do not do 30 pull ups. I can't do one. I do assisted but its not happening here! The knee tucks are brutal. I was doing much better but now I'm back to kicking up into the chopper. I did pretty ok with #Viva and #star I have some skills but I'm missing a lot of basics. This is a good baseline.
I'm incorporating 3 days a week of body building into my plan but most of my training will be using Pole Freaks and these sites below to round it out.
Other sites I love are
Marlo Fisken Flowmovement.net. I purchased so many of her lessons. She's incredible.
Body and Pole online has classes. Actual classes. I tried a heels class with Jeni Janover. I nearly died. I did several classes with her and a private at Pole Expo. I love her. She is goals. The classes are actually so wonderful and they break them down to time stamps on the videos so you can stop and practice and know where you are. Brilliant.
Cleo's Rockn Pole is a given. I keep that one because I just love it, it's good for the flash and when you want to learn something banging for a routine. She has all the basics too. It has a nice app for the phone but I'm blind so I just use my pc.
I have previously loved deeply the 123poling site. I purchased a year on a special but then the full year was a PAID IN FULL FOR $300 . That membership is amazing but so annoying. I also have some series I have purchased from them that give me access for life. I budget for classes and monthly payments to sites and coaches. A full payment is not really an option I want to deal with.
Happy Pole aVersary to me!
I have completed 4 years of pole and I'm celebrating!
Here is day 1.
I set goals a year ago and hit most of them. I think I made great strides.
2. Competition is not for me.
3.I am more flexible. I worked hard.
4.I did an aerial invert a few weeks ago. Learning!
5. I'm doing well on leg hangs.
6.I performed a lot this year.
7.I'm much better in Flamingos!
8.I'm more fluid for sure, that free style class tho.
9. I can do a shoulder stand.
10.Lap dance, chair.. I don't really enjoy that anyway.
I don't like touching people. lol
perform at least 4x
Master basic moves that I missed
Increase back mobility even more
static rotation and floor work too.
Work on musicality/fluidity
Time to work!