These Videos of Jennifer Lopez Pole Dancing Are Everything
PSA: J.Lo is prepping to play a stripper in her latest film and we can't handle it.
If you thought Jennifer Lopez couldn't be any more badass, think again. The actress, dancer, and singer is adding yet another talent to her already colossal résumé: pole dancing.
Her S.O.-turned-Instagram-boyfriend Alex Rodriguez recently took to his Stories to share a couple videos of J.Lo working it on the pole as part of her training for her upcoming role in the film Hustler. (Related: Jennifer Lopez Is Doing a 10-Day, No-Sugar, No-Carbs Challenge)
Wearing nothing but a black sports bra, shorts and heels, Lopez is seen kicking her legs over around the pole and spinning like a seasoned pro. Naturally, "I've Had the Time of My Life" from Dirty Dancing was playing in the background.
FYI, as fun and easy as J.Lo makes the whole thing look, pole dancing requires some serious strength and skill-so much so that the Global Association of International Sports Federation (GAISF) is thinking of turning it into an Olympic sport. "Pole Sports requires great physical and mental exertion; strength and endurance are required to lift, hold, and spin the body," GAISF said in a statement. "A high degree of flexibility is needed to contort, pose, demonstrate lines, and execute techniques."
That's why J.Lo isn't taking her training lightly. "It's very hard!" she said during a visit to Jimmy Kimme Live! earlier this month. "I have bruises everywhere. It's so hard. I have a lot of respect for people who do the pole. It's much more difficult than [professional dancing]. It's, like, acrobatic. It's different muscle groups and the things they do with their legs, upside down, I'm like, 'What? I can't… hold on. Can we do that part again?' It's hard!" (Inspired? Here are some of the reasons you should take a pole dancing class yourself.)