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What better way to introduce yourself to the internet than with a photo of yourself with crazy hair and a fake black eye?

What better way to introduce yourself to the internet than with a photo of yourself with crazy hair and a fake black eye?

My name is Kim. I aspire to compete in pole dancing, and this blog is a resource guide for people who want to compete in pole, as well as my personal story as I work to compete.  Please let me know what you think of my blog and what you want to read more about in the comments below! Here are some posts to get you started:

Mental Toughness and Training

The Kill Bill Training Problem

Dealing with Pre-Performance Jitters

Will Power Isn’t Real

The Secret to Discipline is Laziness

Iron X pole dance move

Mental toughness leads to physical toughness like this!

Flexibility

How Not to Train Flexibility

Flexibility Without Stretching

Partner stretching is my favorite!

Partner stretching is my favorite!

Conditioning and Cross training

Cross training for Pole

Respect Your Sport

Pole Isn’t Enough

I Dare You to Throw Up

Running a Tough Mudder is cross training- but you could also do yoga, or just go for a swim.

Running a Tough Mudder is cross training- but you could also do yoga, or just go for a swim.

Choreography

Choreography

Superwoman pole move, pole dance, Tease Showcase

Check out this superwoman!

Nutrition

Eating Well

Clean Up Your Diet, Starting with These Three Steps

Only Eat Junk Food that Tastes Good

Eat better stuff.

Eat better stuff.

Body Image and Self Esteem

Fuck Loving Your Body

On Being Obese

What does this have to do with body image? No idea, but I wanted a picture here.

What does this have to do with body image? No idea, but I wanted a picture here.

Personal Development

Personal Power

On Faith

Chops

Goals Board

That's me on the left, re-enacting fine art on the pole.

That’s me on the left, re-enacting fine art on the pole.

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11 Comments

  1. Thanks for following our blog! We’re following back:) I love pole dancing! I finished level 6 with Aradia Fitness but couldn’t continue cause I didn’t have the upper body strength to do a lot of the difficult holds. I am looking forward to reading your posts!

    Reply
    • It takes a lot of time to build that upper body strength for sure. I’m pretty excited to follow your blog too- I’m planning on running a Tough Mudder this summer, so it sounds like we have some goals in common.

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  2. alwaysdance8

     /  July 16, 2013

    gah i cannot WAIT to read more! i’ve done ballet my whole life, but have always thought pole dancing is amazing and requires such great strength. looking forward to following your blog!

    Reply
    • Great! I have ballet envy, myself. I think you’ll enjoy pole, let me know how it goes!

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  3. I think it’s funny that you put…,’I generally keep all my cloths on.’ HAHAHAHA

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  4. Ali

     /  November 27, 2013

    Hi kim,
    I have started training for my first competition in Australia next year, Super intimidating! I was wondering how you set up your exercise routine (when to work out, how often, what to do etc) I am going to the gym to work on my conditioning and flexibility but I often wonder some days if i am over doing it, or not doing enough of something.
    Any tips would be greatly appreciated
    I love following your blog! (feel free to email me if you prefer)

    Reply
    • Hi Ali,
      Congratulations! That’s really exciting. It’s interesting that you ask about conditioning- I am in the process now of creating an actual training program, and I will be sure to let you know when I finish. In the meantime, I would aim for somewhere between 5 and 10 hours a week of training, with at least 3 of those hours devoted to straight conditioning (as opposed to practicing pole)

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  5. RO

     /  January 21, 2014

    I did a course in pole-dancing some years ago and I must say: I have deep respect for everyone who does it more than two times a week and for a long period of time. It takes some serious upper body strength to do those awesome moves!!
    I didn’t really, really suck because I am pretty strong from all the horse riding I do and I also danced when I was younger (am back in the dance-world since for years now) so I guess that made things easier.

    I would love to follow you on your journey towards a pole-dancing competition!! Here’s to everyone who thinks that pole-dancing is definitely a VERY physically demanding sport! 🙂

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