How much do you risk for a photo?Aug 24, 2021
The photo or video of the day now accompanies all workouts. Who doesn't post their accomplishments on social media?
It is a way to stay in touch with the community, with followers or students...and also a way to show a passion for those who do not do pole or aerial professionally.
For professionals, taking photos at particular moments of training is almost a must nowadays, it's part of their job, so going up and down the pole to find the best shot or start the movie is a risk that must be taken into account.
Why a risk?
When the body and mind are 100% engaged in doing a complex trick, breaking off to start the video or take the photo results in a break from that focus that can lead to a kind of bodily "distraction." This is a risk that the more trained or experienced physicists can overcome.
But it is not so for those just starting out. It's obvious that someone less experienced risks more.
It's one thing if the instructor leaves a little time after the lesson to allow students to take pictures of each other (not during the lesson!), but it's when you train alone that it becomes dangerous: you're focused and then you get off the pole, you don't find the right angle to make the video, you take longer than expected and...the body cools down... Consequence: possibility of increased injuries and falls.
(BTW, read this post to learn how to structure your pole workouts)
How to do it then?
- Try to film only when you're well warmed up and familiar with that move.
- Find the right place to put your cell phone before your workout.
- Practice together with a friend, it will be more fun and you can film each other.
And always remember to have a good warm up before you start any pole work!
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