Human Flag on Human Flag Pole

July 28, 2011 // Al Kavadlo

The human flag is among my favorite bodyweight feats of strength, so I’ve spent a lot of time practicing it. The better I get at the flag, the more fun it becomes to push the boundaries of the exercise.

Though holding the textbook human flag position is still extremely challenging (holding a vertical pole with both arms totally straight, body completely side-on and level to the ground), it’s fun to mix it up by working on other variations.

Two Man Human Flag

Recently, my brother Danny and I did human flags everywhere, letting it fly on trees, phone booths, mailboxes and anything else we could find. The only place we hadn’t practiced the human flag was on each other – until now.

There are many different ways that we could approach this feat, but after a little trial and error, I’ve found that holding onto Danny’s forearm and ankle seems to be the most stable position. Perhaps with more practice, we’ll be able to try it other ways.

Doing coordinated two-person bodyweight feats adds a whole new element to training. While we’re still amateurs at this skill, we’re starting to get a feel for it. But don’t go calling Barnum’s just yet!

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