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.
Elbow Stand 1. Get into your elbow stand Bring your hands and tightly grip around the pole with both hands.
2. Push your knees straight. Walk around using your right leg until your feet touches the pole with your back resting against the pole.
3. Kick your right leg up into an elbow stand and hook it onto the pole for stability.
4A. Bring your right leg up and cross it in the left side of the pole.
4B. Hook the right leg on the pole to secure position.
4C. Place the left leg on the top of the hooked right leg making the legs in a cross position.
5. When the legs are placed, make sure to arch your back and push your head away from the floor together with your shoulders to get into position.
A. Straighten the legs onto the pole to come back down. Hook one foot (right foot in the picture) for support while bringing the leg down (left leg in the picture) on the floor.
B. Once the leg foot touches the floor and you have balance, you may let go of the right foot.
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