This post has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can create a post or quiz. Try making your own!Buzz·Posted on Jul 12, 201411 Reasons Why Pole Dancing Is Not As Easy As It Looks.It's hard to be this amazing.by S RumsCommunity Brand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. The Superman Via poledancingadventures.com If you're stuck in "The Superman," try relaxing the death grip between your thighs to allow for your hips to drop. 2. The Knee Hang Via poledancingadventures.com This pose requires strong oblique muscles and shins of steel. If you can't get this pose in the air, try training it at the base of the pole. Hint: Use a knee pad. 3. The Jade Via poledancingadventures.com Not quite flat? Try dropping that back leg down a little further. It will cause your torso to move up towards the ceiling a bit (imagine you're a see-saw), but you'll look flatter! In the meantime, it's time to stretch! 4. The Allegra Via poledancingadventures.com A lot is going on in this pose: your back is arched, your upper hand is bearing weight and pushing against the pressure of your thigh. And THEN you have to straighten your legs?! Work on it in stages! Keep your legs bent for an easier variation until you're able to straighten them. 5. The Invert Don't cheat and kick your way up! Core strength is essential! Try inverting with your knees bent first and then straighten them once your hips are lifted. You can use this as a conditioning exercise, too! 6. The Janeiro Via poledancingadventures.com I'm not even going to try to explain this one. Learn it from the creator herself, Marion Crampe! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeRUIburcmo 7. The Titanic Via poledancingadventures.com One night when I was drunk with my boyfriend, he jokingly goes, "YOU KNOW WHAT WOULD BE THE ULTIMATE POLE MOVE? HANGING ON BY YOUR BUTT CHEEKS."Well, HERE IT IS.It's a matter of finding that sweet spot and there are a few of ways to get into this pose. Always work with someone who can spot you because the last thing you want is to come flying forward off the pole. 8. Flexibility Problems Via poledancingadventures.com Can't quite get into a pose for that perfect Instagram photo? That's what teachers and friends are for. 9. Ayesha Pencil Via poledancingadventures.com Wibble, wobble! Tuck your pelvis and engage your core! I mean really engage it! There. Better now? 10. Split Grip Ayesha Via poledancingadventures.com There's always fine tuning to do in pole dancing. You think you got it and then you find out it can be just a little bit better! In any of the straddle poses of the ayesha, ask someone if you're bringing your hips out far enough. 11. It gets better. Via poledancingadventures.com And after all those fails. You know what? It gets better. Stick to it, don't give up and you'll be flying before you know it. Want to know more? PRE-ORDER the PDA book on Kickstarter! Visit the Pole Dancing Adventures Kickstarter to get your copy of the book!