Pole dancing for fitness now reaching high intensity training and the sport is now likened to cardio vascular sport training activities such as sprinting and high intensity rowing but with the added benefits of flexibility training, balance and coordination which are included during static holds for increased muscle definition including resistance training all at a maximum intensity
To monitor the maximum heart rate of a male and female pole athlete during continuous intense pole endurance and training, which includes upper and lower body muscles, during pole tricks, spins, transitions and acrobatics on and around a vertical bar – the pole - for three minutes.
Their heart rates were monitored throughout their intense session.
For a 27 year old female – Sam Causon – Pole Passion
At rest and with a normal heart the HR (Heart rate) is between 60 - 100 BPM
For a 23 year old male – Ben Weeks – Pole Passion
At rest and with a normal heart the HR (Heart rate) is between 60 – 100 BPM
the maximum heart rate is 197
(An estimate of a person's maximum age-related heart rate can be calculated by
subtracting the person's age from 220)
Personal Trainer (PT) Nikos Skevis of Premier Training supported the two pole athletes throughout the session and monitoring them throughout.
Whilst pole fitness is not classed as a team sport such as Rugby, Football or Netball, it encourages less egos and a supportive team spirit which includes a positive social support network for the participants.
Nikos commented that he was surprized with his findings as he had underestimated the power, strength and agility required for such an activity.
‘Their heart rates went up to 180 in under three minutes, which concludes they reached high intensity training.’
Nikos continued to liken it to cardio vascular sport training activities such as sprinting and high intensity rowing, but with the added benefits of flexibility training, balance and coordination which is included in static pole holds for increased muscle definition including resistance training all at a maximum intensity.
13th August 2013
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