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Indian Pole Gymnastics
by Shy Guy Shawn,posted Aug 17 2010 6:46AM
OK right away i know what youre thinking...this is probably one of those 'pole dancing' videos that usually involve girls in scantily clad clothing (or sometimes none at all) doing what they do best on the pole.
Well youre only half right. I mean there is a POLE involved. But no half-naked women.
(side-note: those 'pole-dancing mishap videos, the ones where the girls FALL off the pole and such. Theyre kinda funny. Just saying)
Anyways where was I? Oh yea....what i have here is far more talented than a girl being able to wrap her legs around a pole and simply slide down. What you are about to see is something that has taken these guys YEARS to craft and perfect.
Its a fusion between 'pole dancing' and 'gymnastics' and it involves....guys.
I mean you seen ONE guy working the pole youve seen them all right?
The following is a video of an elite crew of male Mallakhamb gymnasts who do things on the poll that would put even the most nimble stripper to shame.
INDIAN POLE GYMNASTICS
The proper term for this type of gymnastics is 'mallakhamb'.
According to one website "Mallkhamb has been a competitive sport that a study has determined is the best short exercise program, one that provides outstanding cardio-pulmonary benefits, works the entire body, builds strength more than bulk and is spectacular to watch. It's these aspects of pole dancing that are driving its explosive popularity, so much so that a campaign is underway to have pole dancing an Olympic test sport in London in 2012."
There still is a weirdness factor if you ask me to watching guys dance on poles. But some of the acrobatic feats they accomplish in this video cant go unnoticed which is why i chose to share this with you all this week.
So now the next time your kid asks if he/she can take pole dancing lessons. Maybe its because they got the idea from this video, rather than somewhere else.
Or not. lol.