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Video Blog 20: The Caterpillar

A funny story about this trick… When I was a pole dance student in my hometown of Drogheda, my ‘pole buddy’ was a Russian girl who I befriended during my classes. I happened to miss one week of training due to my exams at college, so when I returned the following week I asked her “What did you guys learn in last week’s class?”. She replied “Oh Arlene, we learned this amazing new trick, it is called ‘the cat on the pillow’!”. I thought, “Wow! What a crazy sounding trick! I can’t wait to learn this one!!!”. When the class started, I soon learned that my well-intending friend lost a few things in translation.

So while this move sadly doesn’t involve anything to do with cats or pillows, it is an awesome way to build up strength on the pole and look amazing at the same time! It can be a little tricky to master, so I’m going to break it down step by step so that you can follow it and quickly perfect it.

Even if you already know this trick, I suggest watching this tutorial so you can ensure that you are maximising your caterpillar!

There is a bonus section at the end of this video; caterpillar conditioning!

Watch ‘The Caterpillar’ Video Blog below or click here!

Pole love,

Arlene xx

PS: Remember to send me your requests for material to be covered in this video blog! If you want to see an in-depth blog of anything pole dance, floorwork, conditioning or stretching related, let me know.