Pole dancing is no easy feat—it takes an intense amount of physical power to pull, slide, and swivel around that pole. Not only do you need to have a strong upper body to ace pole dancing, but also a lot of leg power and stamina (and a rock-solid core).
Now, the company Power Pole Sports is asking pole enthusiasts to take their fitness abilities to the next level: They've challenged followers to take photos of themselves doing things they do every day, but on the pole. And the results are mind-blowing, to say the least:
Have you ever carried a surfboard? Those things are heavy AF—and @lunalila is holding one upside down while dangling from one leg.
You can stare at this pic for ages and still not figure out exactly how she pulled this off. (Props for wearing a helmet for safety!)
3) Sorting laundry
Folding laundry is a total PIA, but @fiapolerina found a way to make it epic.
Psyching yourself up to vacuum is tough, but @ivypole does it hanging upside down on a pole. So yeah, no excuses.
5) Picking up around the house
This woman manages to actually pick up her son’s toys while balancing on a pole. OMG OMG OMG.
6) Practicing the violin
“Music in every aspect of life... whether it is playing or dancing to it,” writes @pole.m.art. Apparently she can do both at once.
7) ...and guitar
As a Music Therapist, @lindsay_polesoul doesn't waste a minute away from her instruments.
8) Hanging with friends
These women didn’t just crowd onto a pole—they created a “pole kebab."
Who needs water when you’ve got a pole? Apparently not @nilda.carrero.
10) Weight training
In case suspending from a pole wasn't enough of a workout, @bonnie_baggio added some dumbbells to the mix.
11) Eating pasta
Hey, you've got to refuel after all that hard work, right? @Kristenpickles understands the importance of carb-loading.
12) Catching some Zzz's
"Where and when is it okay to catch a nap? Wherever! Whenever!" writes @darniela.stilger. YAS to that!
This article originally appeared in Women's Health US