3. The Basic Pole Stand
Start by anchoring yourself to the pole by bending your knee and flexing your foot, pushing it into the pole where it bends. Anchor your leg up as high as you can and as firmly as possible. Reach up high above your head and grab the pole with both hands, keeping your elbows bent. Push up with your legs and pull up with your hands to raise yourself onto the pole. Grip with your legs, extend your lower leg and release one of your hands to slide down the pole.