We did discuss possible reasons for that, I just came up with a different possible reason. I still think that if women were wanting to exercise and tease men at the same time they'd be better doing it in a gym with men than in an all-female studio. That's where I think your argument falls down.
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It is a valid form of exercise. Anything that raises the heart rate above resting level could be considered exercise. The point is that some forms of exercise are more attractive to certain groups of people than others (this is where you resorted to customary TSR response #1 remember, lol) and you seem unwilling to contest the reasons why in case you don't like the answers.
I must ask why you care so much?
I disagree. There is many people in the world that genuinely do not care what other people think of them. Unfortunately, my touchy little friend here isn't one of them.
Why I care so much? I'm not too sure. Just stubborn probably. And phrases like 'touchy little friend' don't make me want to argue with you any less. It's not about what people think of me, it's about trying to get rid of a negative attitude to something that I enjoy doing. Although I do appreciate you saying it's valid exercise, I think a lot of people disagree with that and that's what annoys me more than anything.
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Gracefully gliding round a pole? You've clearly never been to class :P Anyway, I find that your progression is much more tangible in pole; you go from not being able to do a move to being able to do a move. When I was running (which I stopped doing as much because of a persistent ankle injury), I was not getting the same feeling. I would either be getting very slightly faster or very slightly further, neither of which gave me the same rush. Since I've never done any serious weight training I can't comment on that, however; many of us do not have the time or financial means to be getting to the gym that often (and again, I don't really want to run alone at night) With pole, I'm getting cardio and body weight exercise in one session, and not having to spend huge amounts of time at the gym or putting myself in danger of being attacked.
(Original post by Dark Horse)
Yeah well a girl could start running and her endurance would be better after 2 weeks of training, she could also start lifting and she would be able to lift more weight after 2 weeks of training. I must say that I doubt she will feel as sexy as she would do for gracefully gliding around a pole and gripping it between her bare legs. Pole dancing is more sexual than many forms of fitness training.
I don't see why you're denying it, it's not like it's anything to be ashamed of. Half the reason py0lab pwned the polers in this thread is because they got so defensive about the matter.
I also didn't deny that pole makes me feel sexy; in fact I specifically said that pole does make me feel sexy, I just don't feel sexy as a direct result of pole, and neither is that the only nor the main reason why I do it.
It is tricky, although once you've got your head around getting that bottom hand off as you turn (and a good strong side V) it gets a lot easier. Admittedly I spent a fair amount of time falling on my face before I got it!
(Original post by New...Romantic)
And congrats on getting Superman, I watched my friend try to get that for a few weeks and it looks so tricky. I think it's hard for people to appreciate just how difficult pole moves can be if they've never tried it.
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