Ayesha

Prerequisites

Butterfly

Extended Butterfly

Inverted D

Jackknife

Flower

Inverted Kick Down

How to Pull and Push When Inverted

Progressions

Handspring Prep

Handspring

Transition to a Forearm Grip

Iron X

Points of Contact

Top arm pulling.

Bottom arm pushing.

Tips

  • Pull with your arms and engage your core to invert.
  • In the Ayesha, pull with the top arm and push with the bottom arm, engage your core. I keep my top arm bent to help me pull, but you can have it straight, just not locked out.
  • Keep looking up to the ceiling.
  • Make sure your butt is away from the pole.
  • Push your front leg low, keeping it wide. Take your back leg out slowly to help find the balance point. Engage your thighs and point your toes.
  • The progression from Flower to Ayesha can take a long time so stick with it.
  • Always know how to dismount.