Flashback to 6 Feb 2016. This is THE ONLY pre-injury photo I’ve saved of myself on the pole. #pdayesha was one of my favorite strength moves. I haven’t done much #pdinvert since my shoulder injury September 2016, which was the last time I did this unsupported. I was able to do it half a dozen times with a spotter a few weeks ago but got some inflammation in my right arm as a result of the load after not doing it for over a year. My arm is fine now, but it was a reminder that just because I can do something doesnt mean I should. It’s also an affirmation that I need to remember to slow down. Slow progress is better than another injury. I’m enjoying learning the dance aspects of pole, instead of working on tricks, while I’m rebuilding my strength. And I’m really loving my time lifting weights in the gym while I’m not in the pole/dance studios. #poledancing#pole#poledancersofinstagram#poledance#polefitness#poledancer#poledancersofig#nettiemarie#pointyourtoes#pointyourfuckingtoes#throwback
A run at days 2 (leg cross to spit...first slide), with a revisit of day 1 (push back to hip wave...slide 2) , and a run at day 3 (inside out roll to leg peel to inside knee...slide 3) for the #nlliquidchallenge . These are somewhat of a challenge for me after my shoulder injury, but they are getting easier with each practice. And I’m enjoying finding transitions between them, as well as incorporating other elements to make it more naturally flowing for myself.
A run at day 1 of the #nlliquidchallenge (first slide...push back to hip wave), and another run at the pre-challenge tutorial that @jenijano sent out (second slide...Pelvis Push through to Sundial), with a little bit of #freestyle towards the end of the flow (third slide). I love #floorwork . I need to do more of it. Wish I had a bigger floor.
First and second pass at tonight's #lyra Sequence (each split into 2, for a total of 4 slides). Been over a year since I took #aerialhoop classes here. Trying to go slow and controlled. Possibly the smoothest I've ever done anything on the hoop.
First time doing an #pdextendedbutterfly after my shoulder injury last September. Thanks to my wonderful spotter and instructor @avaflow . I wouldn't have tried it yet if she hadn't made it part of her agenda for the evening. Extended #pdbutterfly is one step closer to being able to do Ayeshas (which I love so much) again. I've got a long way to go, but I'm making #progress.
This is how awesome I want my #pdtruegrip#pdsuperman to be...like this #pdcupgrip superman I did the other day. And higher. And faster. But with the progress I made with legs and hands today. It will come. And it will be better than all of them combined. And it will be magnificently displayed when the video is playing and you can see it from all angles on spin. Practice Practice Practice.