It’s happened to all of us before. You’re being good and pointing your toes and your foot suddenly cramps up and you poor lil toes look like mangled tree roots. Ahh! Unless you grew up pointing your toes (hello dancers!) this will most likely happen to you when you start pole dancing. It still happens to me from time to time especially when I’m switching up to my less dominant side of climbing.
So what can you do to minimize the cringe worthy toe cramp? Aside from having proper nutrition and water circulating in your body, I’ve learned that the more you practice and stretch your toe point the less it will start cramping. Isn’t that always the moral of the story with pole? The more you do it the better it will be? If you want to get even more of a stretch or workout with your feet try using resistance bands. Through my googling skills I found this handy list of foot exercises with illustrations of how to use the bands.
But alas, foot cramps are probably just a thing to accept and like our bruises we’ll just get used to it and probably not notice it anymore!
Anyone who does pole/aerial wears many faces. Many of us have full-time careers, we’re parents, spouses, caretakers, pet parents … need I say more?
Point is, we are usually not solely living life up in the air or have our bodies wrapped around a pole.