Also Known As:
The Elbow Grip uses the meaty inside part (the “crook”) of the elbow to wrap the pole, locking your weight in against the pole. This is typically demonstrated in inverted moves such as Ayesha and Jade, or as a variation to Split Grip, or even as an alternative to Baseball Grip in upright spins.
How to Get into Elbow Grip
For a right-handed hold, use your right arm.
For a left-handed hold, use your left arm.
- With your top arm, reach around the pole and place it in the bend of your elbow.
- Squeeze the pole tight between your forearm and bicep, ensuring the pole is flush in the bend of your elbow.
- Keep the arm and shoulder engaged to maintain a secure grip.
- Never hang loosely from the shoulder. Keep your shoulders and back engaged and strong at all times.