Learn the Back Hook Spin

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The Back Hook Spin is a lovely pole dance move that is also known as the Goddess, the Half Pint or the Dying Move. This is one of the basic backwards spins that you can learn in your early training.

Don't grip the pole too tightly when performing this spin. Let the momentum of your fall backwards spin you.

Here is a video clip on how the spin is performed:

Tips:

  • Don't grip the pole too tightly when performing spins. Hold it just snug enough to allow smooth movement. I imagine holding a wine glass and also letting go to let my body 'fly'.
  • Wearing yoga pants or leggings will keep your skin from 'sticking' too much to the pole
  • Try learning more spins! Muscles have memory and when you train them to let centrifugal motion help, your spins will get better and smoother and much more controlled. 

Need more strength to do the back hook spin?

Do you want to learn some exercises that will make you stronger for pole? Check out my page here with ideas on exercises and conditioning to get stronger fast to be able to do more with your body! I also have an e-Book called "Pole Power" that outlines lots of exercises on and off the pole that you can do to up your strength. 

Some girls are fit and strong enough to just jump into doing crazy tricks - these are the gymnasts, aerial dancers or just strong daredevils. But the majority of us have to start with basics. I even had a gal once who was a competitive weight lifter and bikini contestant come over to try my poles out. She was incredibly fit but not for hoisting herself upside down let alone hardly hold on for any length of time. 

It takes getting your body used to:

  • Gripping with your hands
  • Gripping with your legs and thighs
  • Pole 'burn' 
  • Working your entire body out 
  • Being upside down and aware where your limbs are going next
  • General body awareness
  • How to slip or fall safely out of a move
  • Progressively build strength in your arms, wrists, shoulders, back and core
  • Progressively build strength and power in your legs, hip flexors, glutes

Before trying any pole dancing tricks please:

  • Know what tricks/moves that you should master before going on to more advanced moves
  • Learn to use grip aid to your advantage

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