A few weeks ago I posted a video showing 3 ways to aerially invert with this way being the easiest way. Because this move also stands alone I thought it would be appropriate to give it its own video.
Pay special attention to the aerial leg on/leg off switch that allows for me to hook the leg to complete the move. This was not shown in the '3 ways' video.
As always if you have questions feel free to leave a comment either here or on the actual YouTube video.
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Genie: it's the knee hold without the pain. No, it stands alone and is transitional as many of these moves are. For me I need this move for the Pegasus (I think that's one name for it--side saddle I think some call it).
Think of this move as a double hamstring curl and squeeze for all you're worth. But unlike that hamstring curl where you can flex or point your feet, with the genie (and 90% of pole moves) it is really important aesthetically to point your toes.
Why would you want to climb up the pole side-ways like a crab? Well it's not really like a crab and there are many uses for side climb. Not only is it a cool variation but it sets up many other moves.
This is the first in a series of tutorials that use the side climb or can use the move to set up the next pole pose.
Try to remember to point your toes by engaging the muscle running the length of the front or your leg (anterior tibialis) all the way down into your foot. This will make the foot pointed as well at the toes.
The no hands Jade takes a classic pole move to a competition level pole move.
As if it wasn't cool enough to aerially upside down split on a pole people figured out that you really could hold on with just the skin in your hip.
Please note this is easiest on a 45mm or thicker diameter pole. I have no idea if I could even do it on a thinner pole. I learned it first on my 50mm and then transferred the technique to my 45mm. Please don't feel that is necessary to get the no hands Jade, the 50mm is what I had available at the time.
While you may be able to get a split the split may or may not be parallel to the ground. Sometimes it's diagonal. That doesn't make it wrong, try to keep your back leg's knee straight because it's tempting to allow that micro bend make it look like you have an over-split when really your knee is ever so slightly bent.
Can't stress this one enough, pull your leg to your opposite shoulder and work from there.
Squeeze your glutes, calves, and quads to create those straight lines.
Aviva has been instructing private clients and group classes for over 20 years. Her passion is pole dancing. Her focus is safe, effective training for the purpose of achieving your goal.