The Half-Bracket Grip is one of the more advanced grips in this series. It’s used in many spins like the Fireman spin, the Sunwheel, the Chair spin, the Dip spin and the Front Knee-Hook.
In “50 Shades of Grip”, I cover the common mistakes and the correct technique of the most used hand grips.
Can you spot the mistakes?
(this one is not that obvious)
If you guessed that the outside hand is too high and isn’t pushing into the pole, you’d be correct.
One important detail that is often overlooked is that the lower arm should not be holding the pole tightly (on static). Because you stop the momentum and get stuck.
Instead, push into the pole with LOOSE fingers. 🖐🏻
Like shown here:
Other than that, some people will say that the outside leg needs to swing to create momentum.
Hmm I have a slightly different take on this…
The outside leg does help with the momentum. But if you really refine your technique, it should also work without that swing.
You can already have your ankle on the pole and stop there for a moment. To create momentum, just lean to the side with your torso and AWAY from the pole.
Most people think about spinning forward, which brings them closer to the pole. Think about spinning away from the pole. Additionally, push yourself off the floor with the standing foot.
Learned something new? Let me know if you notice a difference and share your insights in the comments below.
Also in the “50 Shades of Grip” series:
Strong Hold Grip
Split Grip (Full-Bracket Grip)
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