more so) than advanced pole tricks.
I'm working for about 30 to 40 minutes every Sunday night with a professional dancer and former exotic dancer, on my floorwork. She's teaching me some seriously advanced but beautiful floorwork. It's requiring stronger abs than I have right now. I never thought I would see the day when I have to build up my abs even more than they are now. But practicing this floorwork will certainly accomplish that.
Learning to unlock muscles that are normally engaged during floorwork is certainly a challenge. I think I need to unlearn about 4 years of the muscle locking habit and really get into wet noodle phase. But I've observed more and more that being languid while keeping a flow connection from your neck all the way to your hips is part of what creates some of that jaw-dropping floorwork that I've seen a very few and very talented strippers do.