PSA: J.Lo is prepping to play a stripper in her latest film and we can't handle it.

By Faith Brar
February 19, 2019
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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.

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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.)