How good are your one-arm spins (e.g. Reverse Grab Spin)?
What about one-arm spins on spinning?
You might have noticed that holding on to the spinning pole with one arm is MUCH harder than on static. Personally, I’m able to do just a few seconds. But the stronger I get over time, the longer I can hold it.
The good news is that you can practice easier variations of these difficult moves and build your strength gradually. In fact, one-arm spins are a great conditioning exercise!
They also teach you how to engage your back properly. Because if you’re not engaging your back, you won’t be able to hold AT ALL.
I broke down the “Reverse Spin into Climb” (15 spins into climbing) into 4 easy steps, that you can practice separately as conditioning exercises:
- Step 1: Both hands on the pole
- Step 2: Releasing one arm
- Step 3: Transition into climbing with a step
- Step 4: Final spin into climbing without touching the floor
Find the step that suits your level best, and practice from there to build your strength progressively into the final spin.
What step are you at right now?
My new spinning routine including the Reverse Spin is inspired by Natasha Wang and her dynamic semi-flip into straddle:
Now show me yours!