I hope your week has been treating you well. We're finally at the point of POLE BLOG time!
Now, you may have giggled to yourself on Monday when I shared my MONSTER CALF WOES, but just the next evening I obtained proof that my legs are conspiring to take over the world by sheer muscle mass....
The first attempt Tom looked at me after I'd taken my leg off and said "go on then, put it down". It was down.....instead of the jade splits, I had more of a Jade V. Still, I decided to give it another go or three and eventually decided that I should have some sort of photo log of my splits progression.
I dreaded seeing the photo. I mean, a gemini is bad enough. Your stomach is out and wrapped around the pole (no, really, mine does. I have evidence....) but at least you're stretched out....
A hip hold though. You're scrunched up, holding on for dear life with your flab SCREAMING at you because it's about the only damn thing keeping you on the pole. Now extend this to a hip hold where your armpit, stomach flab and inner thigh are trying to balance you AND keep you on....
I was not looking forward to the result. I expected a sort of pug/seal on a pole type photo. Tom got a good angle....
Watch out world - they're going to consume all of the NOMS in order to keep growing ;)
Got a way to go on the splits, but it's nothing yoga won't fix....*she says with hope in her eyes*
Tuesday was also a day for another armpit hold (I love em :D) and at least this one allowed Tom to feel like he was doing a "superman" ....
Anyway, this was apparently called strongman and it felt like it wanted to split all of the muscles on your lower back. Looked cool though :D Tom totally got the right angle on that xD
So there ends my tale of Tuesday pole day!! All in all I'm really pleased. The Jade Splits are something I've wanted to work on for ages, so it looks like it's about my time!! The gradually increasing strength also can't be missed.....I just love pole for it!!
What did you achieve towards your fitness goals this week? What will you be working on next week? Leave me a comment! :)
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