Pole Dancing and Bruises

Whether you take a class or workout at home via pole dancing there is a common problem many men and women have. At the end of the lesson they have bruises on their legs, arms, and other areas. Usually bruising happens for those who are just starting out learning the exercises and dance moves. This type of exercise is like any other sport really in that the soft parts of the body are not designed to get hit or take a hit.

With most sports you are able to wear protective clothing that will reduce the impacts, but pole dancing is different. In this workout you have leggings and shirts. Wearing protective clothing will get in the way of your flexibility. You will find over time the bruising will reduce because you will get better with the moves. However, there are still a few things you can do to eliminate some of the bruising.

A bruise forms because your skin and blood vessels are sensitive. Some women tend to have more of an issue with this area of ​​pole dancing than others. Anaemia or low iron in the blood tends to cause more bruises on a person. By eating a healthy diet you can eliminate the unsightly issue.

You can also condition your body better for the workout before you begin classes. For example, gain better upper body strength by doing push ups and pull ups. If you are already investing in a pole, you can invest in a pull up bar to install in your home. As you strengthen your arms and shoulders you will have a better grip, thus cutting down on the jarring impacts you have on the pole.

Another part of conditioning is toughing up the skin. It is like martial arts in that respect. In martial arts your arms and legs will make impact with another human being. Initially it will cause discolouration of the skin, but over time as the skin becomes harder and the muscle hardens you will have a thicker skin for the impacts.

Any time you learn a new move study it closely. See how the professional is using the positions to avoid impact. You can also walk through the move in pole dancing by practising on the ground before you try it on the pole. If you can get the positions you need before trying it out with your apparatus you'll find you can avoid most impacts.