Updated: May 20
When learning our key pole moves, it’s common for us to want to master our tricks yesterday! So if you’re finding it a struggle to nail a trick, power bands (thick resistance bands) can help you!
How do they work?
Resistance bands are super charged strong bands that help take a portion of your body weight away from the trick, making it easier to nail!
For anyone looking to grab a power band, check out Rubberbanditz and enter the discount code THEPOLEPHYSIO10 for 10% off your purchase.
Using a power band for the first time - the rules:
Always keep it safe, never try a new trick without your instructor's guidance
The greater the stretch of the band (i.e higher up the pole), the more resistance provided and the easing the trick
The thicker the band, the more resistance provided
If you need more assistance/support from the band, then consider using two bands instead of one
Take a look at our favourite band assisted pole tricks below that you can do! Don't forget to tag us on socials too!
Also keep an eye out for our pole anatomy blogs! We often include pole conditioning with power bands for specific tricks.
Shoulder Mount Planche
Press up handstand
Shoulder Mount Flip
Swivel Deadlift to Pencil
Upright Eagle Variation
Are you struggling to nail a specific pole trick but not sure why? Or recovering with an injury and it’s getting in the way of your pole?
Online telehealth appointments can be booked with the Pole Physio via our ‘Book Online’ page that can be found here. Assessment and tailored rehabilitation are provided in accordance with best practice and evidence-based treatment to help you unleash your 'poletential'.
Until next time, train safe.
The Pole Physio