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Today’s reader question:
Any tips for riding a t-bar? I always fall off.
Alright, so there’s a 2 common reasons that people fall of t-bars.
How to ride a t-bar correctly
1) Don’t sit/lean on the t-bar
Never sit or lean on the t-bar. The bar is there to pull you, not to support you.
You want to put the t-bar between your legs and let it pull you up by placing it on the inside of your upper front leg.
Use your hands to secure and hold the t-bar in place so it doesn’t twist into weird angles and stays straight across the back of your upper leg.
2) Look straight ahead
Don’t look to the left or right. The more you look towards one direction, the more your body will naturally turn towards that direction and the more you start to drift to one side.
That’s why you see a lot of beginners drift off to one side and fall off. Don’t look to one side, always look in the direction you want to go.
Hope that helps.