Training with a damaged equipment…
Oh yes this isn’t nice to hear but it’s important to have this fact in mind!
Recently, I’ve been renting different studios in order to train for a Pole dancing Competition. I’ll tell you a little about Competition participation and preparation, it’s a whole project that requires a challenging engagement in terms of time, health, money and of course, creativity!
As said above, this preparation, does not only pushing me to be the best of myself but also bringing me my very own experiences back in my very own pole dancing ‘’sweet home 1 pole studio’’. This competition is done with two poles on the stage, so I must adapt myself and move out of my comfort zone.
Notwithstanding all the very special and beautiful moments I’m having while training at different studios, i unfortunately had a sad experience, while climbing on spinning mode, I injured myself on a rough damaged pole. The damaged with a rough surface on some point, literally burned my skin. A real deep burn!
Even though I felt a pain during the moves, I was able to keep whole of myself even though I had no idea what the cause could have been. But then I felt the pain much harder a few minutes later. And as you can imagine, there was no way to continue training properly with this first degree burn on my leg…
Upon all that, the pole was kind of rusted and my hands were dirty… Pretty disgusting feeling…
You should not train with any damaged equipment, especially if you plan on doing intensive tricks and / or spinning mode. We know physical injuries can be a real mood killer for pole dance training.
So train safe and always check the quality of your equipment!
Feel free to share your own experience if such a thing ever happened to you as well…!