Kyra, 21, Detroit. Dancer.
I am a full-time cat enthusiast and part-time competitive pole fitness instructor. You'll find red hair, hot tea, tacky sparkly shit, typical lady things, and cats here.
My form needs work. That shoulder! But yay!
Exhausted freestyle after teaching and stretching… funny how I can keep it together on the pole just fine when I’m out of stamina, but the floorwork goes to shit. lol
Also, my new 8 inch heels :D
A few advanced spin to invert combinations!Chinese Phoenix - not sure if this has another namePhoenix - reverse grab to twisted grip handspringSM spin - reverse grab to spinning chair to back hook to shoulder mountOona spin - reverse grab to spinning chair to butterfly
Aerial Machine Gun Split and Teddy Pike
Apparently this is called a “Blacky Split” according to the Russian YouTube video I learned it from, but they should really probably think of a better name in English…
ETA: Have been informed by 4 different people that they think it is called a “Machine Gun”, so 4 people can’t be wrong right? That name is much better :P
(Make sure you stretch both sides! I like to do this routine twice on each side as I find myself a little looser after the first run through. Hold each stretch for 20-30 seconds. )
Stretching for the Splits: Quick Guide
I get a lot of asks about how to achieve a split, so I took a couple quick videos today to help out anyone who is working toward this goal! These are my favorite side splits stretches. Here are a few things to keep in mind when stretching for the splits:
Of course there are many many more stretches that you can do to help achieve your splits, but these are the basics that will target the hamstrings and hip flexors for your split. Make sure to vary your routine and add new stretches every so often!
Stills from practice yesterday — my extension is improving SO much lately and I can’t wait to perfect my lines more :)