Can Pole Dancing Burn Fat Fast?
By Roger Pahuriray
One of the most talked about fitness methods these days is pole dancing. Those sensual moves as you slither, climb, and spin on the pole not only make you feel good on the inside, but on the outside too. Yes, the power required to move up and down that pole is no longer just for show, but for fitness as well. That’s pole dancing as a workout, and a lot of ladies – even gents – are getting hooked. The question now is, can pole dancing burn fat? How many calories does pole dancing burn in an hour’s session?
Before answering that question, it’s probably fitting to know a little bit more about pole dancing. Pole dancing started around the 1920s when tent poles were used as props by traveling show dancers. In the 1950s, poles began being used in bars. During the mid-2000s though, pole dancing became limited to strip clubs. Fast forward to today and pole dancing has become a well sought out fitness routine. The public’s perception of pole dancing has indeed changed. It’s now a fitness regimen that women of all ages and sizes can try out and enjoy.
What you need to know about pole dancing is that it’s not just about the tricks that you can do while on the pole. It’s all about the basics and all the other aspects needed to perform such tricks. Just the mere act of climbing the pole is not as easy as it seems, so beginners need to cover the basics first. And this means developing the strength and skill needed to climb that pole.
Climbing that pole requires a combination of upper body strength, agility, and flexibility. So before you can start climbing that pole, you may have to do some basic exercises like push-ups, pull-ups, squats, sit-ups, and more. Once you develop the skill and strength needed to climb that pole, that’s the only time you can start learning the tricks.
Of course, every beginner starts with the basic moves. Among these are attitude knee, back hook, basic cradle, ballerina, carousel, fireman basic, jump and slide, side spin, and more. As you do more moves and tricks, you’re not only enjoying but you’re also gaining the other benefits of pole dancing:
Pole dancing helps build and tone your muscles, especially in the arms. It helps burn fat, specifically in the belly area. After several classes, your muscles will be more defined.
Pole dancing boosts your confidence. It can improve your posture and at the same time, build up your self-confidence.
Pole dancing can decrease your anxiety. It increases the amount of endorphins in your body, which makes you feel happy and better.
And last but not least, pole dancing can burn fat and calories. As many as 250 calories will be burned in one session. So if you need to burn 3500 calories to shed 1 pound of fat, you need at least 14 sessions to lose a pound. Of course, this will also depend on your diet and metabolism.
Pole dancing has indeed come a long way. It’s become one effective means to lose weight and build self-confidence, making you feel good inside and out.
AUTHOR’S BIO: ROGER NAVIDAD PAHURIRAY
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