Thursday, 8 January 2015

Pole Gym Tips; Handstands compared to Hanging on a pole...

Handstand training and hanging on a pole both require precision hand and body placement, tubing of the chest, combined with mind set. 

Handstands are an amazing way to workout... engaging all body parts at the same time, stretching and strength building while offering a light weight feeling, that is wonderful.

Problem is it takes quite a bit of the, heavy feeling, conditioning prior to getting the feather fabulous, floating feeling, handstands offer later. 
  • Wrist, core and hip Joints need to be prepared/conditioned...
  • Stretching and strength building is required first.  
  • Your mind needs to concentrate on 'balance'.
  • You are upside down; both head space and against gravity (can fall over)
vertical pole gymnastics

Hanging on a pole is also an amazing way to workout... engaging all body parts at the same time, stretching and strength building while offering a light weight feeling, that is wonderful.

Great news is you are upright when hanging and the conditioning requirements are much easier!
  • No wrist conditioning, required first. Rather your hands require conditioning with pole and gloves are an option.
  • Your core, shoulders, arms and back will be conditioned very quickly and prior to any activation.
  • Your mind needs to relax, yes relax and consentrate on relaxing!
  • Hanging goes with gravity rather than against it meaning you don't fall over instead creating a comfortable slide down effect to exit . 
vertical pole gymnastics

The vertical pole is a unique hanging apparatus to gymnastics. 

Pole places our hands in a unique way allowing you to do upright handstand conditioning. 


Unlike  rope, pole is stable and so much kinder on the older or unconditioned body, with no jerking movements.

Creating and conditioning the powerful tubular chest position, required to do a perfect handstand. 

This is also an important conditioning required for invert dismounts off gymnastic apparatus like vault, beam, tramp etc. 

Incredible to be able to simply hang on a pole to get maximum and practical handstand results!


Handstands are ideal for keeping your tummy flat and so much more.


Best of all you set up (correctly) and relax! 

Angela Perry 
Leader in the field of vertical pole gymnastics