Difficulty: Advanced

Category: Grip

Also Known As:

  • Foot Hook

Pre-requisite Moves:

This Reverse Foot Mount is the top half of the hold required for the move Starfish. A bruiser for certain, the foot should flex around the pole to give you a solid counterbalance when performing the move. This is a popular foot hold in doubles moves as well, sometimes replacing the pole for the arms or legs of your partner.

How to Get into a Reverse Foot Mount

Move Steps

For a right-sided hold, your right foot will be flexed on top.

For a left-sided hold, your left foot will be flexed on top.


  1. Get the rest of your body in position.
  2. Bring your foot around the pole and flex your feet and toes.
  3. Press the top of your foot into the pole, and as you feel secure, you can balance your weight out. Your foot should remain locked in this position.

Safety Tips

  • Don’t let the pole press into your tendons as this can cause cramps and numbness. Instead, try to make sure the whole foot itself is curling around the pole, from the heel to the toes. The ankle should remain strongly flexed.

This move previously appeared in our Guide to Grips and Holds article.

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