One of the most amazing moves I have seen in pole dancing is the spatchcock. It requires a huge amount of strength and flexibility. I really don't even know how I could describe it with words, much less tell you how to get into the move if you wanted to try it. You know how you used to take your Barbie when you were a kid and make her do all kinds of oddly shaped splits? Yeah, it's like that, so as long as you can bend your legs backwards kind of over your head, but while vertical on a pole, you can do a spatchcock. Your best bet is to check out the photo below or search for the word on YouTube so you can see it in action.
A friend and I started discussing the spatchcock. Where does the word come from? Who decided that this pole move should have this name? I mean, just having the word "cock" in it already makes us dissolve into giggles like teenage boys every time we hear it. So I decided to look into the definition and history of the word "SPATCHCOCK."
The word "spatchcock" generally refers to the butterflying of a chicken in order to cook it. The word dates back to 18th Century Ireland, where it can be found in cookbooks. One definition even says, "a happy rooster one minute and a rather flat-looking grilled chicken the next."
Now applying that definition to my girls who can actually pull off a spatchcock leaves an entirely different vision in my mind! Grilled pole dancer for dinner. YUM! I'm still gonna giggle every time I hear someone say it. But BIG PROPS to those who can pull it off. In my wildest dreams, I couldn't do it!