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Russian Layback Elbow Stand and Handstand

September 15, 2020 2 min read

Russian Layback Elbow Stand Pole Trick

 

 

Russian layback is one of the popular pole tricks each poler out there, must try.
It's got angles that tests out your balance and core strength. From the arched back, the crossed legs, and that last beautiful touch to point your toes to show off those elongated and perfectly lined legs - all coming together on an invert. This pole trick is definitely packed with elements from art forms such as yoga and ballet.
Let Gianna Locher of IG: @giannasophie teach you how to nail this pole technique through the elbow stand or the hand stand variations.
 

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Just a reminder that this is an intermediate pole move so make sure you work on your pole fitness exercise and warm up! You need strong wrists for nailing this trick down.

Feel free to check out Angelina Polerina's pole fitness exercise too: the Floor Jade Strengthening with Wrist Warm Ups before doing this trick.

 

Pole Trick Tutorial: Russian Layback Elbow Stand and Handstand



Elbow Stand

Russian Layback Elbow Stand Pole Trick and Russian Layback Handstand Pole Trick

 

Get into your elbow stand position by bringing your hands around your head and cup grip the pole.


Russian Layback Elbow Stand Pole Trick and Russian Layback Handstand Pole Trick

 

Push your knees straight and walk forward till your back touches the pole.


Russian Layback Elbow Stand Pole Trick and Russian Layback Handstand Pole Trick

 

Kick your legs up into the elbow stand position.


Russian Layback Elbow Stand Pole Trick and Russian Layback Handstand Pole Trick

 

Once in position, bring your legs to one side.


 

Hook one leg around the pole and bring the other leg around. Try both sides, to figure out which side is most comfortable and looks best on you.


 

When the legs are placed to your liking, make sure to push your head away from the floor and shoulders away from the pole. Remember to arch your back as you do this.


Russian Layback Elbow Stand Pole Trick and Russian Layback Handstand Pole Trick

 

To exit out of the elbow stand position, straighten the legs close to the pole.


Russian Layback Elbow Stand Pole Trick and Russian Layback Handstand Pole Trick

 

Hook one foot to the pole to balance your body. Slowly bring the free leg down, followed by the other leg (one used to hook on the pole) till both legs are back on the floor.


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