Date: Oct 7, 2010
Another version of climbing the pole and a great muscle builder too. I'll show you three variations. Beginners feel free to give this one a try. Remember to keep your chest up and watch your form. This is a tough one! This climb requires more strength than the basic climb. Strengthens: ADDUCTORS/QUADRICEPS/HAMSTRINGS/TIBIALIS ANTERIOR/GASTROCNEMIUS/GLUTES/ABDOMINALS/LATISSIMUS/TERES MAJOR/PECTORALS/ANTERIOR DELTOIDS/TRAPEZIUS/RHOMBOIDS/BICEPS
RiddleboxxyAHHH I JUST DID IT!!! :D Thank you, V!! ^_^
Jan 29, 2011
Jan 30, 2011
Theo SimonI have been struggling with this in open pole. Now I feel like I understand this way more because of you. Thank you!
Feb 6, 2011
cupcake11I love the s.c. from back hook! it's the easiest for me, and makes me feel powerful!
Sep 19, 2011
LizziePolewhen you do the side climb from back hook spin are you in spinning mode?
Jun 7, 2012
VeenaNo lizziepole. All pole moves are taught on static pole. I'll tell you if spinning pole is begin used :)
Jun 7, 2012
Cantetinza17This one hurts, something feirce. I can only do a couple of scoots and they aren't big scoots either.
Oct 3, 2012
villainvixenohhh! I've been doing this wrong... I had both legs around the front of the pole gripping at the back of the knee. Its been quite awkward to say the least lol
Jan 24, 2013
Cantetinza17Boy, yesterday I did a routine with 2 side climb combos in it and it just was not working for me, so I had to come here for a refesher on how to do it.
Apr 11, 2013
SexyRockStarsWifeNowWidow Paid MemberYour last variation makes the most sense to me. This move has eluded me. I could get into the position, but when it came time to move my legs, my bottom one didn't want to let go of the pole. Thank you!!!!
Apr 24, 2013
VeenaThat's also my favorite variation :)
Apr 24, 2013
Yanille79Just tried this. Is it me or this climb is the hardest one? I'm sure I just need practice tried it twice on both sides can only do to climbs and I lose my leg grip.
Jun 12, 2013
Yanille79Think ill revisit this one tomorrow .
Jun 12, 2013
villainvixenstill trying to get this. is there a way to strengthen the legs to prepare for this?
Jun 24, 2013
VeenaThe "related" lessons below the main player are ones that you can do to help you work up to a side climb. It's more about upper body strength than legs. :)
Jun 24, 2013
villainvixeni love your speediness, Veena! :) Thank you. and i thought that about upper body, i just wasn't sure.
Jun 24, 2013
ladydon2009hi polers. ive been trying this for a while it seems I can only do it with my mighty grip ankle supports or my leatger boots when I do it bare skin my outside foot doesn't grip....
Nov 7, 2013
VeenaThe outside leg isn't doing as much as the knee pit of the inside leg. Have you tried both variations in the lesson? And have you made sure the pole is very warm.
Nov 7, 2013
ladydon2009I think I have the wrong placement. it was on my shin instead of the top of the foot. but I still can't do it without my grips
Nov 7, 2013
VeenaWell when you become more advanced you can do this with the foot pointed so you don't need the foot. If you have a chrome pole or cold pole gripping can be a challenge.
Nov 7, 2013
ladydon2009I think I may need a new pole. right in my home it's a cheap pole. I'm going to try it on my xpole in the profile pic when I get the chance. I'm hoping it's just the pole. even my invert holds on my cheap pole are bad . I tend to slide down. when I get the chance I'm going to put my stage pole and compare. Thanx veena your replies are always fast and helpful
Nov 7, 2013
Nov 7, 2013
SkullpixieThanks veena this is a basic climb that I always struggled with thanks to you I got it straight away! and I'm not bruising my shin bone anymore.
Dec 11, 2013
NettieMarie79Omg I feel so akward doing this. LOL. Was shown this on Monday and have to ask my instructors to show me repeatedly. They hate it too. HAHAHA
Apr 5, 2014
Kellye PerkinsFor some reason I find lifting both legs together easier than one leg at a time.
Aug 2, 2015
VeenaNothing wrong with that.
Aug 2, 2015
Suzanna Paid MemberVeena, I cannot (for anything in the world, lol) lift the inside leg in Version 1… I am just stuck there, trying to figure out what muscles to recruit. It's like that leg is "stuck" on the pole and I just can't move it. If I try to push myself away from the pole a little bit with the inside arm/elbow to give myself some room, I just can't hold myself that way and start sliding down. Any thoughts? (Also, I am quite tall, 6 feet, and quite heavy, 160 lbs, if that should matter…)
May 2, 2017
Veena:) Height doesn't matter but if you are not a tiny little nymph, anything where you hold your own body weight will be a challenge. That's why this is a strength builder. Look at your hand placement, are you reaching too high or too low, either of these can make holding the body difficult. Have you tried the other side climb options. Do you have a video I could see?
May 2, 2017
Suzanna Paid MemberThanks, Veena… It is almost easier for me to lift both legs at the same time…. I will experiment with it and your suggestion today again, and will record a video. Yea, I definitely feel like a giant, not a tiny little nymph… lol. Thank you!
May 2, 2017
VeenaNothing wrong with lifting both!
May 2, 2017
Suzanna Paid MemberVeena, here is my little video. It's a little dark, I did my climbs (tries to climb, ha ha) late at night yesterday. My inside/upper leg is just stuck there and I can't lift it. Grrrrr. [https:]
May 3, 2017
VeenaYou're getting it!! You can use the forearm against the pole to push the body away more. Also make sure you're sandwiching the pole between both legs to squeeze as you lift with the arms!
May 4, 2017
azblanco Previous Paid Member
I LOVE what you have been doing with the site. Keep up the great work- I don't think anyone would EVER be able to manage and produce tutorials on this site as well as you do.
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