Get A Grip! And a HANDle on Sweaty Palms
Updated: Jan 18
GET A GRIP! & A HANDLE ON SWEATY PALMS.
When it comes to Pole Dancing, we all need to GET A GRIP!
It’s true - every person who engages in this fun and artistic endeavor must deal with their skin adjusting to the pole - and adjusting to their sweat.
The good news is that it’s totally normal, and there are things we can do
and products we can use!
Did you consider that sweating is a normal & natural response when your brain is:
Engaged with LEARNING something new
FIRING in our ‘emotional centers’
When we feel NERVOUS or ANXIOUS about things
When we are working hard while working out -
Hmm, do any the above mentioned sound familiar with learning Pole?
When we realize this, we can take comfort in knowing as we cultivate our skills and with practice, sweating tends to lessen, and may even subside. Your glands will not be as active when we are used to the tasks at hand (pun intended).
Sometimes it’s not so simple! The truth is - Just like your own uniqueness of movement - Every BODY is unique in her chemical makeup and physiological responses.
Sometimes we need a little (or A LOT) of help with getting us to STICK!!
My wish is to provide some clarity, helpful tips and encouragement to find PATIENCE -
I understand this can be one of the most frustrating things!
Generally, POLE DANCING requires PATIENCE -
PATIENCE in GAINING STRENGTH
PATIENCE in GAINING FLEXIBILITY
PATIENCE in IMPROVING FLOW AND GRACE
PATIENCE in OUR HANDS NOT BEING SO SWEATY -
or at least PATIENCE in trying different things to find what works!
“I feel like I have the strength, but I’m just so slippery!” :( :(
Some general TIPS -
1 - Wash your hands before class
Sound simplistic enough! However this small step will be a helpful starting point - avoid soap with moisturizers/added fragrances in them!
(Lush Activated Charcoal soap is a proven helpful recommendation).
*(It also helps me A LOT to have a water damp towel with me during practice as well - to wipe my hands and keep them clean during practice - layers of grip aide and sweat can make matters worse).
2 - Avoid putting oil/lotion to hands (or body)